Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace

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Cindi and Ivan Basterache have been married only twenty months. There is a disagreement over a loan, and rumours of violence in the ensuing quarrel begin to spread throughout the northern New Brunswick mill town in which they live, setting in motion a series of events and misunderstandings. As Ivan struggles to reconcile with Cindi, the community turns against him, fuelled by his father?s self-deluded lies and misguided attempts to set things right, exposing the other side of good intentions and leading to the ...
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Overview

Cindi and Ivan Basterache have been married only twenty months. There is a disagreement over a loan, and rumours of violence in the ensuing quarrel begin to spread throughout the northern New Brunswick mill town in which they live, setting in motion a series of events and misunderstandings. As Ivan struggles to reconcile with Cindi, the community turns against him, fuelled by his father’s self-deluded lies and misguided attempts to set things right, exposing the other side of good intentions and leading to the novel’s powerful conclusion. Disturbing, tender-hearted, and at times darkly humorous, Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace reveals the strange unrecognized power in us all to shape one another’s destinies.

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“The richness and resonance of Richards’s voice is unique in Canadian fiction.…Strong and passionate, moving and compelling – a novel that will not soon be forgotten.”
Quill & Quire

“Vivid and assured.…This book is first class.”
Edmonton Journal

“Well shaped and has a rich emotional resonance that is deeply satisfying and timeless.”
Winnipeg Free Press

“Read this wonderful book.…Every smell and taste and season of the Miramichi Valley is evoked longingly.”
B.C. Reader

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780771034855
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/2/2003
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 4.27 (w) x 6.99 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

David Adams Richards was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, in 1950. He has published ten acclaimed novels, including the award-winning Miramichi trilogy – Nights Below Station Street, winner of the 1988 Governor General’s Award; Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace (1990), winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award; and For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down (1993), winner of the Thomas Raddall Award – Hope in the Desperate Hour (1996), The Bay of Love and Sorrows (1998), and, most recently, Mercy Among the Children (2000), co-winner of the prestigious Giller Prize. In 1993, Richards received the Canada-Australia Prize.

Richards has also published three non-fiction books, most recently the Governor General’s Award-winning fishing memoir Lines on the Water (1998), and has written Gemini Award-winning screenplays for the CBC-TV adaptations of his novels For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down and Nights Below Station Street. “Small Gifts,” his original screenplay for CBC-TV, won a Gemini Award and the New York International Film Festival Award for Best Script.

Richards now lives in Toronto with his wife, Peggy, and their two sons.

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