Can you be lost and not know it? Can other people stop you from being lost? Seventeen-year-old Caleb's world is disintegrating, his walls are closing in, his sky is threatening to fall. He's barely holding on. To deadlines. To friends. To family. To mum. To Pat. But he has Casey.
Finalist for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Copyright Licensing NZ Award for Young Adult Fiction and also the Best First Book Award
'A tremendous debut novel, both delicate and muscular, artful and honest. It’s changed the way I attend to those I teach. I cannot give it higher praise than that.' – Bernard Beckett 'This novel is a striking chronicle of a young person watching the wall between himself and the world grow ever taller, and the small moments of brightness that reach him through the gaps.' – Ashleigh Young
Erin Donohue is a Wellington-based writer of fiction and poetry. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Creative Writing) from Whitireia and her work has previously been featured in They Call Me Ink: Re-draft 15 and 4th Floor Literary Journal. Her writing draws heavily on her own experience with mental illness and Because Everything Is Right but Everything Is Wrong is her debut novel.