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"First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later."
Then fifteen-year-old Dell Parsons' parents rob a bank, his sense of normal life is forever altered. In an instant, this private cataclysm drives his life into before and after, a threshold that can never be uncrossed.
His parents' arrest and imprisonment mean a threatening and uncertain future for Dell and his twin sister, Berner. Willful and burning with resentment, Berner flees their home in Montana, abandoning her brother and her life. But Dell is not completely alone. A family friend intervenes, spiriting him across the Canadian border, in hopes of delivering him to a better life. There, afloat on the prairie of Saskatchewan, Dell is taken in by Arthur Remlinger, an enigmatic and charismatic American whose cool reserve masks a dark and violent nature.
Undone by the calamity of his parents' robbery and arrest, Dell struggles under the vast prairie sky to remake himself and define the adults he thought he knew. But his search for grace and peace only moves him nearer to a harrowing and murderous collision with Remlinger, an elemental force of darkness.
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.
this book is so unbelievable bad I did not finish it. I made it about half way this story could have been told in under two hundred pages I do not need a detailed description of... Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Kindle Customer
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 3 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 5 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 6 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