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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."Gaston is a writer of great empathy, capable, it seems, of getting beneath the skin of anybody ... His language is pure, his concerns humane." -2002 Giller Prize Jury"Gaston is one of this country's outstanding literary treasures." -Globe and Mail
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, c2004
ISBN: 9781551927190
Branch Call Number: GAS
Characteristics: 452 p. ;,23 cm


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Jan 03, 2015

Incredible detail. If you've ever been loved or haunted by the Pacific West Coast this book has one of the most remarkable senses of place of any novel I have read.

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