The characters and events in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author.© 2006, Text by Deni Y. Béchard All rights reserved. Except for brief quotations in critical articles or reviews, no part of this book may be reproduced in any manner without prior written permission from the publisher: Milkweed Editions, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 300, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415.(800) 520- 6455www.milkweed.orgPublished 2012 by Milkweed EditionsFirst published 2006 in Canada by Doubleday CanadaPrinted in CanadaCover design by Christian FuenfhausenCover images © Bernd Eberle/beyond/Corbis; Shutterstock/Valentin Agapov; Shutterstock/Henryk Sadura Author photo by Michael ConnollyThe text of this book is set in Electra.12 13 14 15 16 5 4 3 2 1
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Please turn to the back of this book for a list of the sustaining funders of Milkweed Editions.Library of Congress Cataloging- in- Publication DataBéchard, Deni Y. (Deni Yvan), 1974– Vandal love : a novel / Deni Y. Bechard. — 1st U.S. ed. p. cm. ISBN 978-1-57131-091-0 (alk. paper) 1. Identity (Psychology)—Fiction. I. Title. PR9199.4.B443V33 2012 813'.6--dc23 2011041008This book is printed on acid- free paper.