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Prince Rupert Library Moor (Text) 33294001685346 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 088784202X
  • ISBN: 9780887849626 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780887842023 (hc)
  • ISBN: 9780887842023 :
  • ISBN: 088784202X
  • Physical Description: 310 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi, c2009.

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Summary, etc.:
1982, the oil rig Ocean Ranger sank off the coast of Newfoundland during a Valentine's Day storm. All eighty-four men aboard died. February is the story of Helen O'Mara, one of those left behind when her husband, Cal, drowns. It begins in the present-day, but spirals back again and again to the "February" that persists in Helen's mind and heart. In her external life, Helen O'Mara cleans and does yoga and looks after her grandchildren and shakes hands with solitude. In her internal life, she continually revisits Cal. Then, one night she gets a phone call: her son John is coming home. He has made a girl pregnant after a brief, sex-filled week in Iceland. As John grapples with what it might mean to be a father, Helen comes to terms with her need to remember the dead.
Awards Note:
Canada Reads 2013 Winner; Longlisted for Man Booker Prize; New Yorker Best Books of the Year; Globe & Mail Best Books of the Year
Subject: Family life > Newfoundland and Labrador > Fiction.
Canadian fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Storms > Fiction.
Canada > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction.
Canadian fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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