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Sointula

Gaston, Bill

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ISBN 10: 1551927195 / ISBN 13: 9781551927190
Published by Raincoast Books, 2004
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Title: Sointula

Publisher: Raincoast Books

Publication Date: 2004

Book Condition:Good

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At the heart of Sointula is Evelyn, a middle-aged woman who abandons her privileged existence. She throws away the trappings of her civilized life—her antidepressants and her air ticket home, her wallet and most of the clothes off her back—steals a kayak, and embarks on a quest that takes her deep into the wilderness. The goal: to find Tom—her strange, damaged son—in the remote village of Sointula. Equal parts light and dark, compassion and irony, this is Gaston’s most mature work.

About the Author:

BILL GASTON is the author of seven novels and six collections of short fiction. He teaches at the University of Victoria and is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2003 inaugural Timothy Findley Lifetime Achievement Award and the  CBC/Canadian Literary Award.  Mount Appetite, one of his collections of short stories, was shortlisted for the 2002 Giller Prize, and another,  Gargoyles, was shortlisted for the 2006 Governor General’s Award for Fiction. His most recent novel,  The World, won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and his most recent story collection, Juliet Was a Surprise, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction.

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