Country of Cold

Country of Cold

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A Vintage Tales Book. Graduating from high school in a small Canadian town, you are immediately faced with two stark choices: leave or stay. Country of Cold follows the stories of a disparate group of Dunsmuir, Manitobaa€™s class of 1980, most of whom leave, imagining that life happens elsewhere. They flee to the freedom of the big cities of the world and the far corners of Canada, but many end up feeling rootless and alone, whether as a physician in an Arctic Inuit community, a temporary boyfriend in Paris, or a student in the McGill Ghetto. The characters attempt to unravel the impossible puzzles of adulthood -- searching for answers by hurtling over falls in a barrel, building a boat to escape a teen-daughter-gone-bad, or embarking on an unlikely affair with a two-bit wrestler. Kevin Patterson won international accolades for his wonderfully observed and moving memoir, The Water in Between. This fiction debut confirms him as a major new literary talent. From the Trade Paperback edition.He carried it to the townhouse, where he pushed the old manual lawn mower onto the grass and began cutting the lawn. It wasna#39;t as noisy as a gas mower but in the still night the squeaking of the long-unused mower rang out as he pushed it back ... My wife did.a€ a€œOh yeah. Been drinking, Lester?a€ a€œA little.a€ a€œDid you drive here?a€ a€œMaybe.a€ a€œAh, Lester, a€ Jack said, a€œnow why ... Then he had been going to high school up in Dunsmuir like it was a conveyor belt, riding it there in the morning, anbsp;...

Title:Country of Cold
Author:Kevin Patterson
Publisher:Vintage Canada - 2011-01-28


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