By Annette Lapointe
Fiction. Finalist, ReLit Award. Finalist, McNally Robinson e-book of the yr (Manitoba e-book Awards). Finalist, Bisexual e-book Award (USA). BC Books for BC colleges choice. such a lot expected Books of Fall 2012 choose, 49th Shelf. WHITETAIL capturing GALLERY, a brand new novel from award-winning writer and Giller Prize nominee Annette Lapointe, is determined within the outer city, usually desolate, panorama of the Saskatchewan prairie. Horses, bears, kissing cousins, and different human animals conspire in a sequence of conflicts that lead to unintentional gunfire and scarring—both actual and emotional—that take decades to heal.
"a moody, atmospheric portrait of small-town life…the author's expertise for descriptive, evocative prose compels the reader ahead. She imbues the sparse panorama of Jenn and Jason's prairie atmosphere with an eerie, unhappy beauty."—Foreword Reviews
"Imagine Alissa York's Fauna yet in rural Saskatchewan and with the entire sentimentality stripped away. think plenty of intercourse, kissing cousins, a gunshot to the face, and a collection of tooth that get kicked in again and again. think a family members farmhouse, kingdom roads, the type of position you should circulate to elevate your children in case you do not glance too heavily. The hockey participant, the pastor's daughter, how he is giving blow jobs to his teammates, and she's having intercourse together with her most sensible friend.…WHITETAIL capturing GALLERY baffled me thoughout, disturbed and afflicted me, however it additionally intrigued me, always shocked me, by no means stopped me thinking about what might occur subsequent. it is an anti-pastoral, a sophisticated portrayal of rural lifestyles. … Annette Lapointe's literary popularity was once proven with Stolen, which was once nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2006. And right here in her moment ebook, she's turning Can-Lit on its head, difficult not just her readers' sensibilities, but additionally rules approximately what a unique could be. And the latter seems a demand for the type of e-book that i love best."—Pickle Me This (blog)
"Wintry, particularly offbeat, written with a chic precision, and now and then slyly humorous … Lapointe's appealing therapy of poète maudit subject material by no means fails to impress."—The Vancouver Sun
"In WHITETAIL capturing GALLERY, Lapointe provides us an animalistic view of the teenager international. this isn't small-town rural lifestyles as idyllic or pastoral. Lapointe's international displays the turmoil, raging feelings and hormones brewing within children. … the plot is nearly secondary to Lapointe's bright, strong voice and her fantastically savage view of rural prairie life." —Winnipeg loose Press