The 9:09 Project explores the inner life of a young man who goes to the same street corner at 9:09 PM every evening to take a photograph in honor of his mother...because that’s what time it was when she died. And he’s worried—deeply worried—that he’s losing his connection to her.
This is a story about the healing power of art…
About putting your grief to work...
About being open to possibilities...
and making connections.
In other words… it’s a love story.
Mark Parsons has written primarily non-fiction for several years, penning over two hundred articles for national publications as well as a pair of non-fiction books before turning to book-length fiction. His first YA novel Road Rash was named to the ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list, as well as Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year list.
His new YA novel, The 9:09 Project explores the healing power of art. Kirkus calls it “A brilliant literary portrait…wryly funny, extremely intelligent, and sweetly romantic.”