The Sentimentalists

Paperback | November 19, 2010

byJohanna Skibsrud

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THE GILLER PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL BY JOHANNA SKIBSRUD.

Haunted by the vivid horrors of the Vietnam War, exhausted from years spent battling his memories, Napoleon Haskell leaves his North Dakota trailer and moves to Canada.

He retreats to a small Ontario town where Henry, the father of his fallen Vietnam comrade, has a home on the shore of a man-made lake. Under the water is the wreckage of what was once the town -- and the home where Henry was raised.

When Napoleon's daughter arrives, fleeing troubles of her own, she finds her father in the dark twilight of his life, and rapidly slipping into senility. With love and insatiable curiosity, she devotes herself to learning the truth about his life; and through the fog, Napoleon's past begins to emerge.

Lyrical and riveting, The Sentimentalists is a story of what lies beneath the surface of everyday life, and of the commanding power of the past. Johanna Skibsrud's first novel marks the debut of a powerful new voice in Canadian fiction.

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THE GILLER PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL BY JOHANNA SKIBSRUD.Haunted by the vivid horrors of the Vietnam War, exhausted from years spent battling his memories, Napoleon Haskell leaves his North Dakota trailer and moves to Canada.He retreats to a small Ontario town where Henry, the father of his fallen Vietnam comrade, has a home on the shore of ...

Johanna Skibsrud's first poetry collection, Late Nights With Wild Cowboys, was published in 2008 by Gaspereau Press and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award. Originally from Scotsburn, Nova Scotia, she now lives in Montreal. This is her first novel.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.49 × 5.49 × 0.55 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.Language:English

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