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David Adams Richards finds universal truths in the very particular setting of New Brunswick’s Miramichi Valley. This, his first novel, provides a window upon a world that is as unsettling, as uncontrollable, and as inescapably authentic as a sudden brawl.
The frustrations of the community are brought into focus in the plights of 20-year-old Kevin Dulse, his family, and especially his wild young friends. An intensely realistic story, it stands firm upon its engaging, unaffected characters and the raw talent of its then 22-year-old author.
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From the vivid opening hunt scene, we are in a community whose frustrations come to focus in the plights of twenty-year-old Kevin Dulse, his family, and especially his wild young friends.About the Author:
DAVID ADAMS RICHARDS was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, in 1950. He has published numerous acclaimed novels, including the award-winning Miramichi trilogy - Nights Below Station Street, winner of the 1988 Governor General's Award; Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace (1990), winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award; and For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down (1993), winner of the Thomas Raddall Award - Hope in the Desperate Hour (1996), The Bay of Love and Sorrows (1998), and, most recently, Mercy Among the Children (2000), co-winner of the prestigious Giller Prize, and The Lost Highway, nominated for the Governor General's Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2008.
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Book Description New Canadian Library, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0771094280