February

February 1, 2010|
February by Lisa Moore
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Winner of Canada Reads 2013 and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

In 1982, the oil rig Ocean Ranger sank off the coast of Newfoundland during a Valentine''s Day storm. All eighty-four men aboard died. February is the story of Helen O''Mara, one of those left behind when her husband, Cal, drowns on the rig. It begins in the present-day, more than twenty-five years later, but spirals back again and again to the "February" that persists in Helen''s mind and heart.

Writing at the peak of her form, her steadfast refusal to sentimentalize coupled with an almost shocking ability to render the precise details of her characters'' physical and emotional worlds, Lisa Moore gives us her strongest work yet. Here is a novel about complex love and cauterizing grief, about past and present and how memory knits them together, about a fiercely close community and its universal struggles, and finally about our need to imagine a future, no matter how fragile, before we truly come home. This is a profound, gorgeous, heart-stopping work from one of our best writers.

Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of the novels Caught, February, and Alligator. Caught was a finalist for the Rogers Writers'' Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize and is now a major CBC television series starring Allan Hawco. February won CBC''s Canada Reads competition, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and wa...
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Title:FebruaryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.73 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.73 inPublished:February 1, 2010Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887849628

ISBN - 13:9780887849626

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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