A finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor
General's Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize,
and a #1 national bestseller, Kathleen Winter's spectacular debut
novel is now available in a new edition.
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 into 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 and sweeping in scope, Annabel is an
unforgettable novel about a one person's struggle to discover the
truth in a culture that shuns contradiction.