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by Lisa Moore
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. February is Lisa Moore’s heart-stopping follow-up to her debut novel, Alligator, winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the Caribbean and Canadian region. Propelled by a local tragedy.
But Lisa Moore does not allow her characters to wallow in their grief nor does her book at any time descend into sentimentality.
Winner of Canada Reads 2013 and longlisted for the Man Booker PrizeIn. But Lisa Moore does not allow her characters to wallow in their grief nor does her book at any time descend into sentimentality. Her characters are tough as befits the reputation of Newfoundlanders. Helen O Mara and her children work through their daily battles and emerge stronger human beings.
Canadian novelist Lisa Moore. Photograph: Murdo Macleod. At . 0am on 15 February, the crew was forced to abandon ship, evacuating in the pitch dark into bitter seas churned by 90-knot winds. On Valentine's day 1982, the Ocean Ranger oil rig was carrying out routine exploratory drilling off the coast of Newfoundland when reports came in of heavy weather heading in its direction. It took three days to be certain the men were all dead," remembers Helen, the unlikely, unwilling heroine of Lisa Moore's novel of the real-life disaster, whose husband, Cal, was among the Ranger's 84 crew-members. People hoped for three days.
There is a stainless steel cone to catch the spray of orange sparks that fly up. A deep grinding noise grows shrill and she thinks: Johnny is coming home r fingers; John had phoned last ni. . A deep grinding noise grows shrill and she thinks: Johnny is coming home r fingers; John had phoned last night from the Singapore airport. The roar of a plane landing in the background. She’d sat up on one elbow, grabbed the receiver. Her grandson Timmy stands before the bubblegum dispenser, transfixed. There is a cardboard sign written in pen promising a free skate sharpening if you get a black jawbreaker.
Internationally acclaimed author Lisa Moore offers us a remarkable new novel about a man who escapes from prison to embark upon one of the most ambitious pot-smuggling adventures ever attempted. Here are bravado and betrayal, bad weather and seas, love, undercover agents, the collusion of governments, unbridled ambition, innocence and the loss thereof, and many, many bales of marijuana. Here, too, is the seeming invincibility of youth and all the folly that it allows.
Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of Alligator, winner of the Commonwealth Prize for Canada and the . Both books were bestsellers in Canada. Lisa Moore lives with her husband and two children in St John's, Newfoundland.
Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of Alligator, winner of the Commonwealth Prize for Canada and the Caribbean, a finalist for the Giller Prize and longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her story collection Open was also a finalist for the Giller.
February: Lisa Moore. AT THE start of this skilfully structured novel Helen, a 56-year-old widow, receives a phone call from her son John, who announces that he is going to be a father. PUBLISHED: 00:00, Fri, Feb 5, 2010. This news provokes Helen to remember another phone call 26 years earlier, which indirectly reported the death of her husband Cal after a large wave crashed into his oil rig off Newfoundland
Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Moore studied art first at College of the North Atlantic in her home province and then at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Although she had intended to follow a career in the visual arts, she now writes full-time.
Lisa Moore's heart-warming second novel is domestic fiction at its finest, exploring the family's lives over the .
Lisa Moore's heart-warming second novel is domestic fiction at its finest, exploring the family's lives over the subsequent 25 years with a wealth of telling, unexpected but absolutely true detail that is worthy of her compatriot, the late Carol Shields.