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Going home again /
Dennis Bock.
edition
First Canadian edition
imprint
Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, c2013.
description
257 p.
ISBN
9781554680702 :
format(s)
Book
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author
imprint
Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, c2013.
isbn
9781554680702 :
general note
"A Phyllis Bruce book" --t.p.
catalogue key
8943727
 
Purchase; DSO; 2013; RB310047.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
?A tense, riveting, beautifully layered novel, Going Home Again is an exquisite story of a complex and troubled family. Dennis Bock is a superb writer.' ? Steven Galloway, author of The Cellist of Sarajevo ()
"Excellent, and sensitively written. Going Home Again is a story bound up in complex emotions and subtle character development, sad and yet hopeful with its haunting reminder that we are damned or redeemed by our passions.' ? Linden MacIntyre, Giller Prize-winning author of The Bishop's Man and Why Men Lie ()
PRAISE FOR THE ASH GARDEN : Mysterious and compelling. . . . An elegant, unnerving novel.- THE NEW YORK TIMES Beautifully composed and finely realized. - NATIONAL POST PRAISE FOR THE COMMUNIST'S DAUGHTER: Another triumph from Dennis Bock. . . . Vivid and haunting.- NOW MAGAZINE
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Globe & Mail, August 2013
New York Times Book Review, August 2013
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Summaries
Main Description
A wrenching and dramatic story that explores the fabric of family: sibling rivalries, marriages on the rocks, hurt children, midlife crises--in short, modern life When Charlie Bellerose reunites with his flamboyant brother Nate, after two decades apart, their youthful rivalry seems forgotten. Drawn together again by their failed marriages, trying to survive in a world of long-distance parenting and hopeful reunions, they begin to imagine that they can be a new family of sorts. But Charlie's chance encounter with his first love, Holly, now happily married, unravels his past and complicates his present, plunging him back to his bittersweet college days in Montreal and the fate of his best friend Miles, and forward into Nate's dangerous attraction to Holly's sixteen-year-old daughter, Riley. Yet even Charlie, with all he now knows about his brother, cannot foresee the violence to come. A novel about the mysteries of the human heart, Going Home Again is rich with the exquisite tensions between men and women as they fall in and out of love.
Main Description
A wrenching and dramatic story that explores the fabric of family: sibling rivalries, marriages on the rocks, hurt children, midlife crises-in short, modern life When Charlie Bellerose reunites with his flamboyant brother Nate, after two decades apart, their youthful rivalry seems forgotten. Drawn together again by their failed marriages, trying to survive in a world of long-distance parenting and hopeful reunions, they begin to imagine that they can be a new family of sorts. But Charlie's chance encounter with his first love, Holly, now happily married, unravels his past and complicates his present, plunging him back to his bittersweet college days in Montreal and the fate of his best friend Miles, and forward into Nate's dangerous attraction to Holly's sixteen-year-old daughter, Riley. Yet even Charlie, with all he now knows about his brother, cannot foresee the violence to come. A novel about the mysteries of the human heart, Going Home Again is rich with the exquisite tensions between men and women as they fall in and out of love.
Main Description
A wrenching and dramatic story that explores the fabric of family: sibling rivalries, marriages on the rocks, hurt children, midlife crises'"in short, modern life When Charlie Bellerose reunites with his flamboyant brother Nate, after two decades apart, their youthful rivalry seems forgotten. Drawn together again by their failed marriages, trying to survive in a world of long-distance parenting and hopeful reunions, they begin to imagine that they can be a new family of sorts. But Charlie's chance encounter with his first love, Holly, now happily married, unravels his past and complicates his present, plunging him back to his bittersweet college days in Montreal and the fate of his best friend Miles, and forward into Nate's dangerous attraction to Holly's sixteen-year-old daughter, Riley. Yet even Charlie, with all he now knows about his brother, cannot foresee the violence to come. A novel about the mysteries of the human heart, Going Home Again is rich with the exquisite tensions between men and women as they fall in and out of love.

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