Heron River: A Novel

Heron River: A Novel

by Hugh Cook
Heron River: A Novel

Heron River: A Novel

by Hugh Cook

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Heron River is a deeply moving exploration of human error and redemption, tragedy and triumph, set in the supposed safety of a small Ontario town. The novel poignantly confronts the necessary possibilities for human forgiveness and love amidst adversity. The threads of the characters' lives are intricately interwoven. Madeline Harbottle, a woman with a gradually 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, harbors a dark secret that he must confront in order to be whole. A young female police officer named Tara Burnaby tries to solve a puzzling 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 probes the fierce bonds of family, the tragic consequences of human failure, and the persistent reverberations of history and memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798989073412
Publisher: Soul Seasons
Publication date: 09/27/2023
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Hugh Cook was born in The Hague and immigrated to Canada with his family when he was seven. He holds an MFA in fiction writing from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, and has published stories in a number of Canadian literary journals. His previous books are Cracked Wheat and Other Stories, The Homecoming Man, and Home in Alfalfa. He and his wife live in Ancaster, Ontario.

For more information, see Hugh's website: www.hugh-cook.ca.
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