After his friend drowns, fifteen-year-old Noah Krainik decides to leave his childhood and hometown in the frozen wilderness of Northern Manitoba and journey to a new life in the city of Toronto
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Howard Norman is also a National Book Award finalist for The Bird Artist. His other works include The Museum Guard, The Chauffeur, a collection of stories, and The Haunting of L., his most recent novel. He received a Lannan Award in fiction. He resides in Vermont and Washington D.C.
"Barrry Lopez . . . The Nothern Lights is a starlingly fresh work, an innocent and humorous story about the fundamental strangeness of life."—Barry Lopez, author of Arctic Dreams
"The Northern Lights is an original, entertaining account of a boy's coming of age . . . vivid and memorable."—The Washington Post
"Howard Norman's prose sparkles like light on new snow and makes The Northern Lights a shimmering tale."—Boston Herald
"This entertaining first novel has depth and resonance . . . a striking achievement."—The New York Times
"A warm and full-hearted book . . . struck through with a sweet and compelling light."—Louise Erdrich
"This is Howard Norman's first novel . . . an entirely unforeseeable book and an entirely indispensable one."—Los Angeles Times
"Howard Norman has evoked the lonely reaches of northern Canada to tell of the Cree and French community there . . . An endearing little gem."—San Francisco Chronicle
"Funny, inconsolable, tender, risk-taking . . . a book like the first tracks on a field of new soil."—Ursula K. Le Guin
"This gentle, stylistically inventive novel is fresh as wintergreen . . . enchanting, replete with gentle whimsy and haunting evocative prose. It is a significant achievement."—Detroit News
"Does cultural imperialism know no limits? Here's an American author who presuimes to write about . . . our very own north country . . . and, what is worse, does a wonderful job of it . . . Unforgettable."—Toronto Sunday Star
"The Northern Lights is a fresh work that is rich in its characterization, crisp in its thought, deft in its use of place, and original in tis imagery . . . It succeeds brilliantly."—Worcester Evening Gazette
"Almost everything in this first novel is perfect . . . The Northern Lights has a sweet warmth that makes it a book to treasure."—People
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Book Description Summit Books, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110671532316
Book Description Summit Books, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0671532316