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Annabel

by Kathleen Winter

House of Anansi | January 31, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

In 1968, into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal Labrador, a mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once.

Only three people are privy to the secret - the baby's parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbour, Thomasina. Together the adults make a difficult decision: to raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows to adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting culture of his father, his shadow-self - a girl he thinks of as "Annabel" - is never entirely extinguished, and indeed is secretly nurtured by the women in his life.

Haunting, sweeping in scope, and stylistically reminiscent of Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, Annabel is a compelling tale about one person's struggle to discover the truth about their birth and self in a culture that shuns contradiction.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 471 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: January 31, 2011

Publisher: House of Anansi

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887842909

ISBN - 13: 9780887842900

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Annabel

Annabel

by Kathleen Winter

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 471 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: January 31, 2011

Publisher: House of Anansi

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887842909

ISBN - 13: 9780887842900

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Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

In 1968, into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal Labrador, a mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once.

Only three people are privy to the secret - the baby's parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbour, Thomasina. Together the adults make a difficult decision: to raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows to adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting culture of his father, his shadow-self - a girl he thinks of as "Annabel" - is never entirely extinguished, and indeed is secretly nurtured by the women in his life.

Haunting, sweeping in scope, and stylistically reminiscent of Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, Annabel is a compelling tale about one person's struggle to discover the truth about their birth and self in a culture that shuns contradiction.

About the Author

Kathleen Winter has written dramatic and documentary scripts for CBC Television. Her first collection of short stories, boYs (Biblioasis, 2007) was the winner of both the Winterset Award and the 2006 Metcalfe-Rooke Award, and her first novel, Annabel, was shortlisted for the 2010 Giller Prize, the 2010 Governor-General's Award, and the 2011 Orange Prize. A long-time resident of St. John's, Newfoundland, she now lives in Montreal.
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