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As we move backward in time from the Great Withering to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and then forward into the future again, we meet an injured carpenter, an eco-warrior, a blind tycoon, and a Depression-era drifter. At the very centre of the book is a tragedy that will bind the fates of two boys together. From the award-winning author of "If I Fall, If I Die" comes a propulsive, multigenerational family story, in which the unexpected legacies of a remote island off the coast of British Columbia will link the fates of five people over a hundred years.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, ©2019.
ISBN: 9780771024450
Characteristics: 490 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.


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Oct 15, 2019

This novel is incredibly readable. The story told thru time and in the voices of a number of protagonists. Each character was authentic and relatable. Although the novel begins in the year 2038 while the world is in the grip of an ecological dystopia, the environmental message is not strident but meaningful. I'm looking forward to reading more by this talented author.

debwalker Sep 21, 2019

2038. Humanity struggles to survive on a remote BC island. All too real.

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