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A suspenseful and moving novel which has at its centre one of Richards’ most memorable and haunting characters. It is the fall of 1989 in a small Miramichi mill town. Jerry Bines is acquitted of murder and returns home to his estranged wife and young son, with hopes for a new beginning. But when he learns that Gary Percy Rils has escaped from prison, he has good reason to fear for his own safety and that of others. In his attempts to protect his family from Rils by taking him under his wing, Bines sets in motion ...
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Overview

A suspenseful and moving novel which has at its centre one of Richards’ most memorable and haunting characters. It is the fall of 1989 in a small Miramichi mill town. Jerry Bines is acquitted of murder and returns home to his estranged wife and young son, with hopes for a new beginning. But when he learns that Gary Percy Rils has escaped from prison, he has good reason to fear for his own safety and that of others. In his attempts to protect his family from Rils by taking him under his wing, Bines sets in motion a series of events that ultimately leads to tragedy. The story of what happens unfolds piece by piece, as related by police reports, interviews, and by a man to a boy. Vivid in its sense of place, this penetrating chronicle of lives is both dark and redemptive, devastating and comic. This novel was made into a Gemini Award-winning film of the same name.

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Winner of Canada's most prestigious award for literature, David Adams Richardspresents his seventh novel--a suspenseful and moving, dark and redemptive, devastating and comic narrative set in a fictional community along the Miramichi. His characters reveal the damage we are capable of causing through misunderstanding good intentions.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780771074646
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1993
  • Pages: 229
  • Product dimensions: 5.77 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.75 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2002

    An epic Maritime novel

    This piece is the carefully and touchingly constructed story of the development of character and the issues faced in the lives of several individuals; it is a picturesque rendering of human emotion in a Maritime setting. The character Bines is someone each of us once new, but perhaps few of us fully understood. This book brings us one step nearer to understanding others, and to understanding ourselves. Recommended for adults, but a good introduction to contemporary Canadian Literature for a devoted reader of any age.

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