In the Wake by Nicola DavisonIn the Wake by Nicola Davison

In the Wake

byNicola Davison

Paperback | September 5, 2018

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Set on the shores of modern-day Nova Scotia, two women are stagnated by grief and their own flawed versions of the past. Can the truth set them free?

When Emily and her family move back to Nova Scotia from Calgary, it is a return to the coastal landscape that already haunts her—and the waters where her father died. She meets her neighbour Linda, a gruff but loving widow and Linda's grown son, Tom, who struggles to stay on an even keel. As they settle in, Emily and her husband, Daniel, learn more about the short but turbulent history of the house they've just bought. With Daniel away for work, Emily becomes caught up in the lives of her neighbours, relying on Linda's friendship and growing closer to Tom, despite his unsettling knack for appearing when she least expects him. As the tension in each family builds, both Emily and Linda must confront long-unanswered questions.

With its nuanced depictions of marriage, parenting, grief and mental illness, and humorous, understated dialogue, Davison's debut is at once suspenseful and subtle.

Nicola Davison is a portrait photographer, living in Dartmouth with her family and neighborhood-famous basset hound. In 2013, she returned to Nova Scotia after living too far above sea level for thirteen years. She studied English at Dalhousie University and serves as a board member with the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia. In 2016,...
Title:In the WakeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:September 5, 2018Publisher:Nimbus PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771086645

ISBN - 13:9781771086646

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Date published: 2018-11-10
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Editorial Reviews

"In the Wake gathers like a storm wave, throwing the characters forward. Nicola's writing is a lighthouse catching moments of sorrow and joy. Here, mental health is not a hashtag, but broken glass under wounded feet. This novel can deepen you." —Jon Tattrie, award-winning author of seven books, including the novels Black Snow and Limerence