Reviews for Believing Cedric


"Mark Lavorato has created one of the most intriguing and challenging books I've ever had the pleasure of reading with his second novel... A gritty, original tale exploring what it means to not just be alive but to truly live, Believing Cedric will stay with you long after the tale is over. I've never read anything like it." —Lethbridge Living Magazine

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"The novel takes readers on a journey through not only the perspective of the main character, but reveals him through the eyes of those that interact and connect with him. It explores consciousness, regret, death and love, including what binds Canadians to this country." —The Haliburton County Echo

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"The writing is inventive without being showy, and Lavorato has a gift for letting characters' emotions seep out, often catching the reader unprepared. Believing Cedric is an exceptional sophomore effort." —Quill & Quire

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"Believing Cedric is a refreshingly ambitious and original novel, an intriguing narrative that draws a dozen stories together across half a century of history with confidence and verve. —John Ryle, Bard College, New York—Reviewer for The New York Review of Books