Losing Eddie by Deborah Joy CoreyLosing Eddie by Deborah Joy Corey

Losing Eddie

byDeborah Joy CoreyEditorDeborah Joy Corey

Audio Prod. | September 27, 2004

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Deborah Joy Corey's disturbing portrait of a dysfunctional family in rural New Brunswick won the prestigious SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award. This popular dramatization of the best-selling first novel was dramatized by the author and first heard on CBC Radio in 1996.

Narrated by a nameless nine-year-old girl, Losing Eddie recounts with heart-wrenching detachment a succession of tragedies that unravel an already vulnerable household on a lonely backwoods highway. Mama suffers from mental illness, Daddy hides out in the wellhouse drinking beer, and "Sister" has a brutish husband who slaps her around. When 15-year-old Eddie comes home from reform school, things seem to be looking up. But before long, Eddie is gone again for good — killed in a drunk-driving crash. None of this resembles the images of happy family life on TV, but Corey's stoic child narrator clings to her faith that everything will be all right.

Deborah Joy Corey grew up in rural New Brunswick and presently lives in Castile, Maine. Her second novel, The Skating Pond, has recently been released in paperback.
Title:Losing EddieFormat:Audio Prod.Dimensions:1 pages, 4.9 × 5.6 × 0.39 inPublished:September 27, 2004Publisher:Goose Lane EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0864923627

ISBN - 13:9780864923622

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn't stop reading! This book is absolutely fascinating and I've read it at least four times. I could see from each character's point of view as they were struck with such devastating events. It kept me reading and really feeling for the other characters in each chapter.
Date published: 2018-07-22

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