The Death Of Donna Whalen

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The Death of Donna Whalen

The Death of Donna Whalen
  • Author : Michael Winter
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2010-08-31
  • ISBN : 0143178857
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

In her home on Empire Avenue, Donna Whalen was stabbed 31 times. Her friends, family, and neighbours believed it was her abusive boyfriend, Sheldon Troke. But the evidence is all circumstantial, providing a daunting challenge for police and prosecutors—and the course of justice takes many unpredictable twists and turns before the truth is finally revealed. In this mesmerizing work of documentary fiction, Michael Winter pieces together the transcripts and court testimonies of Sheldon's trial. He preserves the nuanced voice of each witness, and the result is a harsh account of the tragedy that befell Donna Whalen and the controversial aftermath that tore her town apart.

This All Happened

This All Happened
  • Author : Michael Winter
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 0887846610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

"Told from the viewpoint of Gabriel English, This All Happened opens windows onto a richly textured, fast-pacedly filmic compilation of daily vignettes over one calendar year (if Fellini were a Newfoundlander...). Gabriel's passion for Lydia Murphy leads him into paroxysms of jealousy—but he never abandons his shrewdly witty perspective on the vagaries of modern love. Concrete and delicately rendered, This All Happened depicts a man's descent from love to fury."

Minister Without Portfolio

Minister Without Portfolio
  • Author : Michael Winter
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2013-08-27
  • ISBN : 0143189417
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Henry Hayward has been living life the way he's wanted—working hard, playing hard—but when his girlfriend tells him she's leaving, it destroys him. In a quest to recover, he joins an army-affiliated contracting crew that takes him overseas to a Canadian base in Afghanistan. In the company of friends, he begins to mend: having laughs and being rebellious, blithely unaware of all he's left behind. But everything changes during a roadside incursion when a routine patrol turns fatal. And Henry, who survives, knows in his heart that he is responsible. Upon returning home, tormented by guilt, he resolves to take care of the people and places around him: Martha Groves, whose boyfriend was killed in Afghanistan; his friends and neighbours; and a summer home that needs revitalizing. Henry tries his best to seek roots after a rootless life, collecting around himself a "community of a hundred people" for whom he cares deeply and is responsible. But he hasn’t factored in family history and social infidelity—and Martha has a revelation of her own that may change everything. Minister Without Portfolio illuminates the power and violence of self-creation. It asks: To whom are we beholden? Who do we adopt—and who couldn't we live without? It is an emotionally affecting work, filled with truths about the frailties and miracles of human nature, by a writer of exceptional talent.

One Last Good Look

One Last Good Look
  • Author : Michael Winter
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9780887846670
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

"One Last Good Look follows the youthful and observant Gabriel English (whom we meet again in This All Happened) as he grows up in Newfoundland, leaves home and establishes himself in the world. These are stories of first rites: hunting accidents, sibling rivalry, infatuation, death in the family, romantic breakups, sustaining friendships, and the yearning for love, laughs, and understanding. The storyline is one of the oldest in literatureÑthat of a young man making sense of the world and choosing his place in it. Michael Winter tells his story in an intimate, compassionate way: his love for vivid detail, dialogue and humour come pouring through every line."

The Architects are Here

The Architects are Here
  • Author : Michael Winter
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2008-09-09
  • ISBN : 0143180371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

When Gabriel English’s partner Nell doesn’t come home from work one day, he connects with longtime friend David Twombly for a trip back to their hometown in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, where years back all their lives began to unravel with a tragic drowning. As the journey progresses, secrets are unveiled, a friendship is tested, and there is a run-in with the Hurley family, a family both men have feared since childhood. In The Architects Are Here, Winter’s fifth and most emotionally resonant novel to date, he explores the nature of grief and friendship in unwaveringly powerful prose, and sheds light on who we are and how we go on when the future seems uncertain.

The Big Why

The Big Why
  • Author : Michael Winter
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release : 2017-02-11
  • ISBN : 1487001665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

In 1914, the American artist Rockwell Kent escapes his bustling life in New York City for the quaint, rural town of Brigus, Newfoundland. He has been drawn north by the picturesque landscape of the Atlantic, seeking a simpler, quieter life. Always fascinated and inspired by cold climates, Kent imagines his new home to be a utopia and the perfect place to work on his art and marriage. Notorious for his flighty relationships with various women and his radical, socialist thinking, the artist’s beliefs and way of life run drastically against those of the community. And on the cusp of the First World War, tensions and suspicions run high; a newcomer could be anyone, including a German spy. In this fictionalized memoir, Winter explores the life of an artist who was not fully understood or accepted in his time and place. Funny, surprising, and thoroughly honest about our desires and contradictions, The Big Why bares all. Featuring a new introduction by Patrick deWitt, award-winning author of The Sisters Brothers and Undermajordomo Minor.

Annabel

Annabel
  • Author : Kathleen Winter
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release : 2010-06-26
  • ISBN : 0887842763
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize In 1968, into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal Labrador, a mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once. Only three people are privy to the secret — the baby's parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbour, Thomasina. Together the adults make a difficult decision: to raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows to adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting culture of his father, his shadow-self — a girl he thinks of as "Annabel" — is never entirely extinguished, and indeed is secretly nurtured by the women in his life. Haunting, sweeping in scope, and stylistically reminiscent of Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, Annabel is a compelling tale about one person's struggle to discover the truth about their birth and self in a culture that shuns contradiction. Now featuring a preview of Kathleen Winter's latest nonfiction work, Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage

The Amazing Absorbing Boy

The Amazing Absorbing Boy
  • Author : Rabindranath Maharaj
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2011
  • ISBN : 0307397289
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

"Trapped in the big city, far away from his tropical island home, Samuel feels like an outsider, like he slipped into another dimension. People are too quiet in this mall of a country, so as his new life unfolds he learns to make his own rules and to conjure a reality from the pages of his favourite comics."--P. [4] of cover.

How to Get Along with Women

How to Get Along with Women
  • Author : Elisabeth De Mariaffi
  • Publisher : Invisible Pub
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 9781926743264
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Fiction. Short Stories. Longlisted for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize. A sharply original debut collection, HOW TO GET ALONG WITH WOMEN showcases Elisabeth de Mariaffi's keen eye and inventive voice. Infused with a close and present danger, these stories tighten the knot around power, identity, and sexuality, and draw the reader into the pivotal moments where--for better or for worse--we see ourselves for what we truly are.

Into the Blizzard

Into the Blizzard
  • Author : Michael Winter
  • Publisher : Doubleday of Canada
  • Release : 2014
  • ISBN : 0385677855
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Award-winning novelist Michael Winter turns his hand to nonfiction in this gripping and uniquely personal book about the young men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment who were all but annihilated 100 years ago, at the Battle of the Somme during the First World War--and the surprising political and social reverberations of that battle, which are still felt in Canada and in Europe today. This is history as only Michael Winter could write it--urgently alive, affecting and relevant.