Published to rave reviews, with weeks on the bestseller lists and a place as a Globe and Mail Book of the Year,Octoberis an extraordinary meditation on mortality and memory, from Governor General's Award-winning author Richard B. Wright.
Visiting his gravely ill daughter, James Hillyer encounters by chance Gabriel Fontaine, whom he met as a boy while on holiday in Gaspé. At the time, the boys had competed for the love of a French-Canadian girl from the village. Now, over six decades later and faced with the terrible possibility of outliving his own daughter, James is asked by Gabriel to accompany him on a final, unthinkable journey.
With superb storytelling, spare writing and characters who feel as real and familiar as old friends, Richard B. Wright weaves a haunting classic of a man searching for answers in the autumn of his life.
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Entwining two stories spanning past and present, cruelty and desire, Richard B. Wright weaves a memorable meditation on life and memory, love and death.About the Author:
RICHARD B. WRIGHT is the author of 11 novels, includingClara Callan, a #1 national bestseller that won the Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Trillium Book Award and the CBA Libris Awards for Book of the Year and for Author of the Year. He has been awarded the Order of Canada. Richard B. Wright lives in St. Catharines, Ontario, with his wife, Phyllis.
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