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When fifteen-year-old Del Parsons' parents rob a North Dakota bank, his normal life is altered forever, and a threshold is crossed that can never be uncrossed. His parents' imprisonment threatens a turbulent and uncertain future for Del and his twin sister, Berner. Fierce with resentment, Berner flees their Montana home for California. But Del is not completely abandoned. A family friend spirits him across the Canadian border toward safety and a better life. There, afloat on the Saskatchewan prairie, Del finds only cold refuge from Arthur Remlinger, an enigmatic and alluring American fugitive with a dark and violent past.
Undone by the calamity of his parents' robbery, Del struggles to remake himself. But his search for grace only moves him nearer to a harrowing and murderous collision with the forces of darkness that shadow us all.
A true masterwork of haunting and spectacular vision from one of our greatest writers, Canada is a profound novel of boundaries traversed, innocence lost and reconciled, and the mysterious and consoling bonds of family. Told in spare, elegant prose, both resonant and luminous, it is destined to become a classic.
To me it is a very slow moving story and I just can't seem to finish the book.
It's one of those novels too where the author uses a narrator who is probably the least interesting character in the book.
The story was excellent, the characters were incredibly well developed, and the book was very thought provoking.
Fans of The Great Gatsby will give this book five stars. A fifteen year old boy starts a nine month odyssey in the wheat fields of Canada after a tragic family dissolution. Read morePublished 1 day ago by George Navadel
Not what I expected at all.....actually skimmed through the last part of the book. Perhaps it was my mood while I read it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Patsy Gaunt
I was a little disappointed at the sub-plots that were never resolved. We were never told what happened to the father of the family, and after the murders in Canada, the murderer... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Lawrence F. Nahlik
Thought the book was one of the best I have read in a long time. Character development, setting descriptions, wonderful language. I intend to read some of his others very soon. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Ann Rosseel
Don't "hunt too hard for hidden or opposite meanings...even in books...look as much as possible at the things [you] can see in broad daylight. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Montana Skyline
I found I couldn't wait to finish this book.
I only did because it was a read from my b