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.