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In this powerful debut novel from one of the most gifted storytellers to emerge from Canada since Carol Shields, we find “all the old-fashioned virtues: a vivid sense of place, an intricate and suspenseful plot, and a feisty heroine whom we can’t help rooting for on every page” (Margot Livesey). Kit Pitman is fourteen and lives in a ramshackle cottage on the outer banks of Newfoundland, where isolation is all she knows. The only visitors are fogbound fishermen and an occasional young man brought ashore to keep the bloodlines clean. But Kit’s isolation is compounded by the mystery that surrounds her family and her illegitimate birth. Her mother, Josie, is mentally retarded and often runs wild among the clapboard houses that dot the shore. Meanwhile, her grandmother Lizzie staunchly guards them both from the disapproving glances pious townsfolk cast their way. But when Lizzie dies suddenly, Kit and her childlike mother are left vulnerable to life’s harsh realities and to unexpected dangers that repeatedly threaten to break them apart. A wrenching story ensues, as Morrissey depicts with exceptional grace the way the lines between mother and daughter in this unlikely relationship, although blurred, are deeply felt. KIT'S LAW is a novel of extraordinary, almost mythical power and marks the debut of an enormous new talent.

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"A STUNNING DEBUT." –Telegraph (London)
"IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN." –Sunday Business Post (Ireland)
"SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO THE HEART." –Toronto Globe and Mail

In this powerful novel from one of the most gifted storytellers to emerge from Canada since Carol Shields, we find "all the old-fashioned virtues: a vivid sense of place, larger than life characters, an intricate and suspenseful plot, and a feisty heroine whom we can't help rooting for on every page" (Margot Livesey).

Kit Pitman is fourteen and lives in a ramshackle cottage on the outer banks of Newfoundland, where isolation is all she knows. The only visitors are fogbound fishermen and the occasional young man brought ashore to keep the bloodlines clean. But Kit's isolation is compounded by the mystery that surrounds her family and her illegitimate birth. Her mother, Josie, is mentally challenged and often runs wild among the clapboard houses that dot the shore. Meanwhile, her grandmother Lizzy staunchly guards them both from the disapproving glances that pious towns-folk cast their way. But when Lizzy dies suddenly, Kit and her childlike mother are left vulnerable to life's harsh realities and unexpected dangers that threaten to break them in two. A wrenching story ensues, as Donna Morrissey depicts with exceptional grace the way the lines between mother and daughter in this unlikely relationship, although blurred, are no less felt. Kit's Law is a novel of extraordinary, almost mythical power and marks the debut of an enormous new talent.

"Entrancing…affecting…haunting…Donna Morrissey has much in common with Thomas Hardy." --Sunday Tribune (Dublin)

A native of Newfoundland, DONNA MORRISSEY left The Beaches, a small outpost on the west coast, when she was sixteen. She studied at Memorial University in St. John's and now lives in Halifax. She has adapted two of her short stories into award-winning screenplays, one of which aired on the CBC. Kit's Law is her first novel.

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At the centre of this powerful story are three larger-than-life figures: fourteen-year-old Kit Pitman, her mentally handicapped mother, and her formidable grandmother. Together, they live in a ramshackle cottage in a remote Newfoundland outport, where the only visitors are fogbound fishermen. Isolated from the others in her village by poverty, and the mysterious circumstances of her illegitimate birth, Kit grows up as an outsider, protected only by her grandmother's indomitable spirit. Then one day, an attack on Kit sets off a chain of events that leads to a surprising and terrible revelation.

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