Heron River

Heron River

by Hugh Cook
     
 

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Heron River probes the fierce bonds of family, the tragic consequences of human failure, and the persistent reverberations of history and memory.
The story is set in a small Ontario town. Madeline Harbottle, a woman with a debilitating illness, seeks solace from the pain of the past and the challenges of the present. Her son Adam, damaged from a tragic

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Heron River probes the fierce bonds of family, the tragic consequences of human failure, and the persistent reverberations of history and memory.
The story is set in a small Ontario town. Madeline Harbottle, a woman with a debilitating illness, seeks solace from the pain of the past and the challenges of the present. Her son Adam, damaged from a tragic childhood accident, finds security in his routine existence, until he falls prey to a cunning deception. Jacob Cunningham, a gifted thirteen-year-old boy, harbours a dark secret that he must confront in order to be whole.
A young female police officer named Tara Burnaby tries to solve a string of break-ins following the murder of an elderly woman, and the previously staid small town reacts anxiously to the fact of a killer in their midst.
Heron River explores human error and redemption, tragedy and triumph, and confronts the possibilities for human forgiveness and love amidst adversity.

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From the Publisher
These stories leave the reader howling on one page and dabbing tears on the next...Forging extraordinary Grace from ordinary life is Cook's specialty on Alfalfa's menu. — - James C. Dekker, Christian Week, on Home In Alfalfa

Intense and unforgettable characters...and Cook's terse, elegant style, make Cracked Wheat one of the finest collections of the past years. — -Alberto Manguel, Globe and Mail

A tremendous collection...It's a long time since I have read so many good stories at a single sitting. — Alistair MacLeod, on Cracked Wheat and Other Stories

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780889629400
Publisher:
Mosaic Press NY
Publication date:
07/10/2012
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,110,198
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.77(d)

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Meet the Author

Hugh Cook is the author of numerous novels and stories, including the Homecoming Man and the award-winning Home In Alfalfa. In 1997 The Word Guild of Canada awarded Cook the Leslie K. Tarr Award. Cook is emeritus professor of English at Redeemer University College. He and his wife reside in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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