by Richard Ford
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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“First, I’m going to say about the theft of our parents committedThen the murders, which happened later,”This is how Canada begins, the unforgettable story of a boy trying to find grace, written by the only writer of history to win the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/Faulkner Award for a single novel.This is the story of Dell Parsons, whose parents decide to rob a bank and at the fracture of his life one before and one after, crossing a threshold that cannot be separated.After her parents’ arrest and imprisonment, Del and Berner, her twin sister, faced with a future void of foster family and social visiting servicesBerner, a volunteer, and burning with anger, flees the house – Del orphans completelyIn the middle of his abandonment, a family friend intervenes, spiriting Del across Montana and Saskatchewan’s border.There, in a ruin of the city floating in the Canadian prairie sea, he is taken over by Arthur Remlinger – an enigmatic, charismatic man whose past exists on the other side of the same impenetrable border.Defeated by the misfortune of his parents, flight, Del struggles by virtue of the immensity of the prairie of the sky and the harsh, ruthless landscape to realign his sense of self and his perception of the parents that he thought he knew, just as he moved on an inexorable trajectory of collision with the slowness that haunts the trembling violence, just below Arthur Remling.A resonant and luminous masterpiece of haunting and spectacular vision, CANADA is an elementary novel of borders crossed, innocence lost, and the mysterious and powerful family ties.Said alternative, elegant prose, but rich in emotion with clarity, precision lyricism, and a keen sense of the grandeur of life, it is a masterpiece of one of the greatest living American writers.
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