The Northern Lights: A Novel

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In the frozen wilderness of northern Manitoba, 14-year-old Noah Krainik lives with his mother and cousin. With his quirky, cheerful best friend, Pelly Bay, he explores this exotic, lonely land - the domain of Cree Indians, trappers, missionaries and fugitives from the modern world. When tragedy strikes, Noah must go on alone, discovering a new life in bustling Toronto, and the way to manhood.

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1988 Trade Paperback Very Good GREAT BOOK! NO MARKINGS IN TEXT, MODERATE WEAR & SPINE CREASES ON COVER. "Description: Noah Krainkik is a teenager whose father has moved him, ... his cousin Charlotte, and his mother Mina to the Arctic. His father, frequently gone from home, leaves them with a short-wave radio by which Noah communicates with the nearby village of Quill, where Noah spends his summers. Via the radio, he learns of the death of his friend Pelly; Mina and Charlotte leave the wilderness for Toronto, where Mina runs a movie theater called Northern Lights. Noah, in mourning for Pelly, eventually leaves the Arctic as well, and joins Mina in Toronto. Read more Show Less

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Overview

In the frozen wilderness of northern Manitoba, 14-year-old Noah Krainik lives with his mother and cousin. With his quirky, cheerful best friend, Pelly Bay, he explores this exotic, lonely land - the domain of Cree Indians, trappers, missionaries and fugitives from the modern world. When tragedy strikes, Noah must go on alone, discovering a new life in bustling Toronto, and the way to manhood.

Here is that special first novel that touches the heart, that gets "discovered" by one person and passed on from friend to friend. ". . . an original, entertaining account of a boy's coming of age . . . an impossible novel to dislike."--The Washington Post.

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Noah Krainik is a teenager growing up in the 1950s, but this is not the usual'50s coming-of-age story. Noah lives in the northern reaches of Canada with his mother, his cousin Charlotte and, occasionally, his map-making, peripatetic father. It's 90 miles to Quill, the nearest village, where Noah spends summers with his best and only friend, a boy named Pelly Bay. In the fall, with a new shortwave radio from his father, Noah tunes in to Quill to hear that Pelly has just drowned while riding a unicycle on the iced-over lake. The following summer, Noah is invited to stay with Pelly's family; while he is away, his mother and cousin, long without a visit from the father, suddenly decide to move to Toronto. Months later, Noah follows and begins an adjustment to urban life that includes fixing up and working on The Northern Lights, an old movie theater his mother has bought. Luminous with restrained emotion, this first novel conveys with quiet authority Noah's acceptance of Pelly's death and his father's erratic presence. In it, place is as immediate as Noah, his family and Cree Indian friends, whose inner rectitude strongly influences the boy's understanding of life. (March 25)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780671658779
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1988
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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