Nights Below Station Street (Paperback)

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Nights Below Station Street (Paperback)


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David Adams Richards’ Governor General’s Award-winning novel is a powerful tale of resignation and struggle, fierce loyalties and compassion. This book is the first in Richards’ acclaimed Miramichi trilogy. Set in a small mill town in northern New Brunswick, it draws us into the lives of a community of people who live there, including: Joe Walsh, isolated and strong in the face of a drinking problem; his wife, Rita, willing to believe the best about people; and their teenage daughter Adele, whose nature is rebellious and wise, and whose love for her father wars with her desire for independence. Richards’ unforgettable characters are linked together in conflict, and in inarticulate love and understanding. Their plight as human beings is one we share.
DAVID ADAMS RICHARDS is one of Canada's pre-eminent writers. His novels include Mary Cyr and Principles to Live By, as well as Crimes Against My Brother and Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul, both of which were longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Among his other novels, The Lost Highway was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award and nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize; The Friends of Meagre Fortune won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book; Mercy Among the Children won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award and the Trillium Award. Richards is also the author of the celebrated Miramichi Triology and has written four bestselling books of nonfiction, Lines on the Water, God Is, Facing the Hunter and Hockey Dreams, and the collection of essays Murder. In 2017, David Adams Richards was appointed to the Senate of Canada on the advice of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Product Details ISBN: 9780771076275
ISBN-10: 0771076274
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Publication Date: September 1st, 2009
Pages: 232
Language: English
“David Adams Richards has illuminated the human struggle for love and belonging.” —Maclean’s

“Richards depicts his characters with such searing fidelity that we are forced to marvel at his talent.” —Globe and Mail

“An exploration of the nature of love and the process of redemption.” —Ottawa Citizen

“A warning label should be attached to every copy: You’ll hate for this book to end.” —Halifax Daily News