Man of Bone

March 26, 2002|
Man of Bone by Alan Cumyn
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Man of Bone is a psychologically taut, harrowing novel that takes the reader hostage when Ottawan Bill Burridge is thrust into the nightmare of third-world terrorism. Burridge has moved his family to the South Pacific “island paradise” of Santa Irene on his first diplomatic posting. This is a country that has been dominated by a longtime dictator and is now threatened by an uprising of the revolutionary Kartouf. It is also a country where village boys routinely disappear and their bodies are found weeks later – and where a young diplomat from Canada suddenly finds himself shackled to a prison wall, in stifling heat and terror. Written in riveting prose, often edged with dark humour, Man of Bone takes us on a mesmerizing journey to the depths and peaks of the human spirit.
Alan Cumyn’s books include Man of Bone (1998), winner of the Ottawa-Carleton Book Award (as it was then known) and a finalist for the Trillium Book Award in 1999; Burridge Unbound (2000), which won the Ottawa Book Award and was a finalist for The Giller Prize; Losing It (2001); and The Sojourn (2003). His children’s book Th...
Title:Man of Bone
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8.35 X 5.36 X 0.46 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.35 X 5.36 X 0.46 in
Published:March 26, 2002
Publisher:McClelland & Stewart
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780771024849

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