The Truth Commission
By Susan Juby
As the subtitle explains, this is the story of “how three intrepid art students got to the bottom of one unexpectedly dark secret.” Normandy Pale is a student at a prestigious art high school in Nanaimo, Everyone has secrets, and rumours are everywhere. Normandy and her two best friends decide to find out the truths behind some of the rumours, to varying degrees of success. Along the way discover more than they bargained for. Told as a work of creative non-fiction (complete with footnotes), this is a quirky, funny yet serious story about family, friendship and the realities of dealing with secrets.