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About the Book

Gil Marsh

Good looking, athletic and smart, Gil Marsh is the most popular kid at Uruk High School, even though he is only a junior. When Enko, a new kid from Montreal, shows up, Gil is wary. Yet Enko is easy going and matches Gil's athletic prowess without being a threat. Soon, the two become inseparable friends, practicing, studying, and double-dating.

Then suddenly, to everyone's shock, Enko succombs to an aggressive cancer.

When Enko's parents take his body and return to Canada, Gil is unable to even say goodbye. He is inconsolable. Determined to find Enko's grave, Gil sneaks away and heads north.

Closely based on the ancient story of Gilgamesh, the Sumerian King from 3000 BC, A. C. E. Bauer has carefully woven the classic elements of myth to follow Gil's quest and explore the grief and growth of a young man.
 

Gil Marsh
by A.C.E. Bauer

  • Publication Date: February 26, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction, Young Adult 12+
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Ember
  • ISBN-10: 0375873740
  • ISBN-13: 9780375873744