First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later.
It was more bad instincts and bad luck that lead to Dell Parsons' parents robbing a bank. They weren't reckless people, but in an instant, their actions alter fifteen-year-old Dell's sense of normal life forever. In the days that follow, he is saved before the authorities think to arrive. Driving across Montana, his life hurtles towards the unknown; a hotel in a deserted town, the violent and enigmatic Arthur Remlinger, and towards Canada itself. But, as Dell discovers, in this new world of secrets and upheaval, he is not the only one whose past lies on the other side of the border.
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A vast, magnificent canvas. This is one of the first great novels of the 21st century ( John Banville Guardian)
Ford is possessed of a writer's greatest gifts ... Pure vocal grace, quiet humor, precise and calm observation ... Ford's language is of the cracked, open spaces and their corresponding places within ( Lorrie Moore, New Yorker)
A brilliant and engrossing portrait of a fragile American family and the fragile consciousness of a teenage boy ( Colm Toibin, Metro)
A real king returns ... a story, and a vision, as sweeping as its landscapes ( Boyd Tonkin, Independent)
Astonishing ... Reviewers will be quick to proclaim that Richard Ford has written a great American novel, another masterpiece, and he most emphatically has. Canada is his finest work to date ... A powerfully human and profound novel that makes one sigh, shudder and weep. Here is greatness. No doubt about it ( Eileen Battersby, Irish Times)
His books will save you
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford's masterpiece
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Book Description Ecco. 1 Cloth(s), 2012. hard. Book Condition: New. "First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later." In this haunting novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award winner Independence Day, 15-year-old Dell Parsons veers into a rootless, turbulent future after his parents rob a North Dakota bank in 1960. His twin sister Berner, fierce with resentment, flees for California, while a family friend spirits Dell across the Canadian border toward safety and a better life. Adrift on the Saskatchewan prairie, however, Dell finds only cold refuge with Arthur Remlinger, an enigmatic and alluring American fugitive with a violent past."This is a brilliant and engrossing portrait of a fragile American family and the fragile consciousness of a teenage boy. It is also fascinating in the way it reveals the plot in the opening page and then winds backwards, offering a more and more intimate version of the story."—Colm Tóibín"In [Richard] Ford's American tragedy, filled with lost innocence and inevitable violence—a rusting carnival, a rabbit caught in a coyote's jaws—geography feels a lot like fate."—Vogue 420. Bookseller Inventory # 54068
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