Ridgerunner

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Product Details
Price
$28.00  $26.04
Publisher
House of Anansi Press
Publish Date
Pages
456
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.2 X 1.4 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781487006563
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About the Author

GIL ADAMSON is the critically acclaimed author of Ridgerunner, which won the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was named a best book of the year by the Globe and Mail and the CBC. Her first novel, The Outlander, won the Dashiell Hammett Prize for Literary Excellence in Crime Writing, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the ReLit Award, and the Drummer General's Award. It was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, CBC Canada Reads, and the Prix Femina in France; longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and chosen as a Globe and Mail and Washington Post Top 100 Book. She is also the author of a collection of linked stories, Help Me, Jacques Cousteau, and two poetry collections, Primitive and Ashland. She lives in Toronto.

Reviews
Adamson's Ridgerunner is the kind of book that forges the possible from the impossible, despite age and borders. It's a hearty, brave novel that challenges us to live life on our own terms.-- "Chicago Review of Books"
Part literary Western, part historical mystery, it's a vivid story that grabs you by the eyeballs on page one.-- "Globe and Mail"
Engrossing ... Adamson immerses readers in life as it was a century ago with attention to details about horses, wolves, bears, the weather, and all of nature, including the light and dark of human nature. Her sly plotting never quits, luring the reader into shocking surprises.-- "Booklist, STARRED REVIEW"
I have just finished reading Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson, a novel that left me deeply satisfied and savouring the experience of reading a really good book ... A great story and a wonderfully written novel.-- "Metro North Bay-Nippissing"
Adamson writes with a sly wit and a deep insight into her characters and the natural world but, more significantly, into how the characters and the natural world interact, shaping and being shaped by one another . . . Everything packs a significant punch and draws the reader into the novel's world with a startling immediacy.-- "Quill & Quire"
Striking ... Once again, Adamson's powers as a poet weave her characters deeply into the natural world.-- "Georgia Straight"
Rich and exciting ... delightful, sinewy language that takes time with the details of the moment, of humour and whimsy ... Adamson's writing soars.-- "Hamilton Review of Books"