Title: Critical Injuries
Publisher: Basic Books, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
A Fine/Fine/unread copy protected by Archival Brodart Cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000342
Synopsis: A brilliantly original and laceratingly funny novel about ordinary people thrown from the course of their lives by extraordinary events.
Isla at forty-nine is reveling in second chances. Her first marriage ended horrifically, but her career thrives. Her two grown children are still reverberating from the shock of their father's actions, but she has hopes for their recovery. And she has found in Lyle, her second husband, a man she both loves and trusts.
Roddy is seventeen, restless and anxious to escape the confines of his small town. He and his best friend, dreaming of glittering, more glamorous city vistas, devise a plan that will deliver them there, and into the lives they have imagined. But in the moment of an ill-timed encounter, everything changes for both Isla and Roddy, and in the wake of that moment, each must reconstruct their lives on new and unexpected foundations.
Critical Injuries is a stunning achievement, a novel of catastrophe, of hope and forgiveness, and of tenuous flashes of grace.
About the Author: Joan Barfoot's quirky, wise, and witty books have been finding enthusiastic readers since 1978, when Abra won the Books in Canada First Novel Award. She is the author of eight previous novels, including Getting Over Edgar and Dancing in the Dark, and is the winner of the prestigious Marian Engel Award. She lives in Toronto.
This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: March 13, 2004
North Dakota residents add 5% sales tax. All items are subject to prior sale;
prices are subject to change. Any book may be returned within ten days of receipt.
Notice of decision to return is requested.
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Store Description: Welcome to Kennedy Books. We have spent many years collecting modern firsts, many signed. We focus on fiction, poetry, biography and books on the craft of writing and the joy of reading.