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Returning to Ontario’s northern lakes as an adult to bury his father, Ray Carrier is taken back not only to a tangled romance in that green paradise but also to the forests and lonesome swamps that have haunted his dreams. As a teenager, Ray was enchanted by the grace and privilege of the Miller family on Providence Island, part of the wealthy resort community up the road from the farm where Ray and his widowed father spent their summers. Ray’s father had always said that he was too impressed by money. But it was more than that. There was Quentin Miller, a beautiful girl, older than Ray, who thought nothing of strolling to the end of a dock, stripping naked, and diving into the lake. But something happened near the abandoned railway tracks long ago something that shattered Ray’s illusions of love and money. And now something must be settled before Ray can achieve peace and let go of Providence Island and the Millers once and for all.

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Gregor Robinson previously published a short story collection (The Dream King) and a novel (Hotel Paradiso) and has had plays produced at the Toronto Fringe in 2006 and 2009. He has been nominated for the Journey Prize three times and has had mystery stories nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, and the National Magazine Award. He lives in Toronto.

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In Robinson's overwrought second novel, Ray Carrier comes face to face with his troubled past when he returns to his hometown of Ontario to bury his father. The use of a present-day investigation into his father's dealings with the wealthy, powerful, and possibly corrupt Miller family finds Carrier flashing back to his teenage years when a brief tryst with Quentin Miller made a lasting impact on him. Though the two spent little time together, Carrier became close to the Millers, particularly Quentin's brother Jack, whose damaged moral compass and interest in an underage local girl threaten the political future his family have carved out for him. Now back at Providence Island after more than two decades, and carrying guilt about his own past indiscretions, Carrier uncovers long-buried secrets about the Millers that will shed new light on not only their family but his own. Robinson's hyperbolic style quickly grows tiresome, while the melodramatic torment, decades-long struggles, and dramatic revelations amount to little without well-drawn characters for readers to care about. (Mar.)
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