THE GILLER PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL BY JOHANNA SKIBSRUD.
Haunted by the vivid horrors of the Vietnam War, exhausted from
years spent battling his memories, Napoleon Haskell leaves his
North Dakota trailer and moves to Canada.
He retreats to a small Ontario town where Henry, the father of
his fallen Vietnam comrade, has a home on the shore of a man-made
lake. Under the water is the wreckage of what was once the town --
and the home where Henry was raised.
When Napoleon''s daughter arrives, fleeing troubles of her own,
she finds her father in the dark twilight of his life, and rapidly
slipping into senility. With love and insatiable curiosity, she
devotes herself to learning the truth about his life; and through
the fog, Napoleon''s past begins to emerge.
Lyrical and riveting, The
Sentimentalists is a story of what lies beneath
the surface of everyday life, and of the commanding power of the
past. Johanna Skibsrud''s first novel marks the
debut of a powerful new voice in Canadian fiction.