The Bay of Love and SorrowsUnknown - 2003
Written in taut, penetrating prose, Richards' new novel offers a wide array of unforgettable characters. All are wrestling with issues of integrity, slf-prservation, and power in the same close confines of their coastal community, and tragedy is waiting to happen. Home from college for the summer is Karrie Smith, whose deep longing for a more exciting life makes her especially vulnerable to the shady world between the decent and the dark. The summer becomes fraught with misadventures and abrupt changes of fortune, but it is only in the aftermath of a senseless murder that the real truth emerges. In this richly textured tale, THE BAY OF LOVE AND SORROWS exposes the heart of fierce need and the profligate greed of humankind, and explores the possibility of redemption in whatever circumstances people find themselves. This novel speaks to us, empowers us, and enlightens us as Richards reveals the mist of moral uncertainty and the desperation of small-town life.-Richards is the two-time winner of the Governor General's Award, and winner of the Giller Prize--Canada's Pulitzer--for Mercy Among the Children.-Mercy Among the Children won the Atlantic Monthly's Editor's Choice Award, was long-listed for the 2001 IMPAC Award, and was chosen for inclusion in the B & N Discover Great New Writers program.-THE BAY OF LOVE AND SORROWS reads like an Alistair MacLeod or Alice Munro novel--eloquent and engaging. Praise for Mercy Among the Children:
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by AOL Time Warner Book Group, , c1998.
Edition: First U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: RICHARDS 2003
Characteristics: 307 pages : map ; 25 cm.