Summer Gone

July 25, 2000|
Summer Gone by David Macfarlane
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A haunting novel about love experienced and love remembered that is also an unforgettable celebration and evocation of the brief beauty of a northern summer.

Summer Gone is about that moment when everything stops. Like skilled canoeists, we briefly hold a perfect balance - poised between innocence and experience, life and death, discovery and loss, the promise of spring and the sadness of autumn - and we believe, foolishly, that those perfect days will last forever.

Set among the islands and lakes of "cottage country", this major first novel from one of Canada's premier writers explores the stories of three generations of lost summers. But Summer Gone is primarily the story of a divorced father and a young son separated by the silence of estrangement, and how during one extraordinary night on an ill-fated canoe trip the silence is broken. Yet, as the novel unfolds, tragedy looms over father and son in ways they could never have imagined, and leads to the book's gripping and startling conclusion.

Summer Gone is an exquisite novel, beautifully written and powerfully told.
DAVID MACFARLANE was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1952. His first book, The Danger Tree, won the Canadian Authors' Association award for non-fiction. His debut novel, Summer Gone, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and won the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. He has won numerous National Magazine Awards and a National News...
Title:Summer Gone
Product dimensions:288 pages, 7.99 X 5.16 X 0.76 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 7.99 X 5.16 X 0.76 in
Published:July 25, 2000
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780676972801

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