A Place Apart - Dundurn

A Place Apart

Published April 2005

Description

Long-listed for the 2006 Re-Lit Award for Best Novel

For 15-year-old Cathy Mugan, "a place apart" is where she longs to be: apart from her mother, an unhinged, uncontrollable terror who explodes at the slightest provocation. So Cathy has a chance to work at a rectory for the summer, she seizes it.

But "a place apart" is also where Cathy is: surrounded by violence, a cowering father, and a contemptuous brother, she is almost completely alone. Her closest friend exists only in her imagination, a frightening sign that perhaps Cathy has more in common with her mad mother than she - or the reader - wants to believe

Stirring and dramatic, this is an unforgettable debut from Canada’s next major author. Engaging characters, enthralling scenes, and lyrical beauty will make A Place Apart stay with readers for years.

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Contributors

Maureen Lennon

Maureen Lennon brings a background in journalism and law to her explorations of the inner worlds of human beings. A Place Apart is her first novel.

Book Details

Paperback
April 2005
6x9 in
392 pp
9781550025446
ePub
April 2005
-
392 pp
9781554884827