Glass Boys by Nicole Lundrigan

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...Lundrigan’s her own writer, with her own unique style, and a great Newfoundland novelist everyone in the country should know — if not by now, then certainly after reading Glass Boys.
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With vivid and unflinching prose, Nicole Lundrigan has created a riveting and deeply human saga of the persistence of evil and the depths and limits of love.

When Roy Trench is killed in a drunken prank gone wrong, his brother Lewis sees blood on the hands of the man responsible: the abusive alcoholic, Eli Fagan. Though the courts rule the death an accident, the event opens a seam of hate between the two families of Knife's Point, Newfoundland.

Desperate to smother the painful past with love, Lewis marries Wilda, and the pleasure he takes in their two children -- Melvin and Toby -- recalls the happier days of his childhood with Roy. But as he watches his small family fracture, the darkness of the past begins to cloud the present, leading Lewis back to Eli Fagan -- and his watchful stepson, Garrett Glass.

In the style of Newfoundland literature, established by Michael Crummey and Lisa Moore, Glass Boys is the haunting story of an unforgivable crime that brings two families to the brink.
 

About Nicole Lundrigan

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Nicole Lundrigan is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: Unravelling Arva, Thaw and The Seary Line. Her lit­er­ary fiction has been selected as a top ten pick by The Globe and Mail, was long-listed for the Relit Award, and given honorable men­tion for the Sun­burst Award. She grew up in Upper Gul­lies, Newfoundland and now lives in Ontario with her family.
 
Published July 11, 2011 by Douglas & McIntyre. 306 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Globe and Mail

Above average
Reviewed by J.C. Sutcliffe on Sep 06 2012

Lundrigan is a generous writer, able to colour with many shades of grey, and tenderly allowing character to be a work in progress.

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Reviewed by J.C. SUTCLIFFE on Sep 06 2012

By the end of Glass Boys, a delicate study of despair and yearning, Lundrigan’s kindness and skill have led us to hope that (almost) every character – bad, good or ambiguous – feels safe enough to stay.

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Reviewed by Chad Pelley on Sep 02 2011

...Lundrigan’s her own writer, with her own unique style, and a great Newfoundland novelist everyone in the country should know — if not by now, then certainly after reading Glass Boys.

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