Crit Kincaid is the author of A Wounded World, self-published under his personal imprint A Work Day World. He was born and raised in Tucson, AZ, and a graduate of the University of Arizona where he studied theater, film and finally creative writing. After 25 years of living and working to survive in A Work Day World, where there are no more patrons for artists, he finally found his voice again and his debut novel, A Wounded World is that shout in the wilderness.
A Wounded World
Young Adult, contemporary literature
A Wounded World is the story of Normal, a talented young artist who moves in with his grandmother at River Gate; A Living Community for the Terminally Ill. A damaged teenager does his best to shun the world. Yet, starting at High School, he falls prey to the bullies who latch on to his unusual name, his stutter and his desire, above all else, to be left alone. Normal does his best to interact with as few people as possible, but events bring him together with Shu, the enigmatic gardener at his Grandmother’s care home, a fellow student who has issues of her own, and a mysterious gate that seems never to open for the living.
Koren Shaw is the pretty and popular girl who, rising above the shallow view of her teenage world, must teach Normal that there can be life after death.