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Titel: Road Ends
Verlag: Vintage Canada
Einband: Soft cover
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He listened as their voices faded into the rumble of the falls. He was thinking about the lynx. The way it had looked at him, acknowledging his existence, then passing out of his life like smoke. . . It was the first thing?the only thing?that had managed, if only for a moment, to displace from his mind the image of the child. He had carried that image with him for a year now, and it had been a weight so great that sometimes he could hardly stand.
Mary Lawson?s beloved novels, Crow Lake and The Other Side of the Bridge, have delighted legions of readers around the world. The fictional, northern Ontario town of Struan, buried in the winter snows, is the vivid backdrop to her breathtaking new novel.
Roads End brings us a family unravelling in the aftermath of tragedy: Edward Cartwright, struggling to escape the legacy of a violent past; Emily, his wife, cloistered in her room with yet another new baby, increasingly unaware of events outside the bedroom door; Tom, their eldest son, twenty-five years old but home again, unable to come to terms with the death of a friend; and capable, formidable Megan, the sole daughter in a household of eight sons, who for years held the family together but has finally broken free and gone to England, to try to make a life of her own.
Roads End is Mary Lawson at her best. In this masterful, enthralling, tender novel, which ranges from the Ontario silver rush of the early 1900s to swinging London in the 1960s, she gently reveals the intricacies and anguish of family life, the push and pull of responsibility and individual desire, the way we can face tragedy, and in time, hope to start again.
Beloved, #1 bestselling Mary Lawson writes the very best kind of commercial literary fiction: her brilliance is to take characters and situations that on the face of it seem simple, but like all good writers, she mines them for gold. They are the stuff of life. Roads End will delight her legions of fans.
The snowed-in town of Struan in the northern Ontario landscape of Road Ends is again the brilliant backdrop to Mary Lawson's newest novel. And while Road Ends fully stands on its own, there are glimpses and references relating it to her 2 much loved earlier novels--beloved characters from Crow Lake reappear (including Luke and outspoken little Bo, who stole so many hearts: Bo now in her late teens, as captivating and forthright as ever). The individual small town characters are still with us, old, buried tales resurfacing, but here a new generation is growing up, dealing with chaos, loss and love and finding their way in the world--this time in the late '60s.
A new family is at the centre of Lawson's third novel--the Cartwrights--with its 5 children and their father--a man absent in spirit if not in fact--and mother, who thrives on giving birth to babies but is herself now oddly and worryingly fading away. The gripping story is triggered by the suicide of young Tom Cartwright's best friend, Rob, after Rob has accidentally killed a child while drunk driving. Tom is devastated, and the tragedy will bring to the surface independent desires and needs, and leave the family deeply changed as it finds its way toward understanding and new beginnings.
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