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Lost in September / Kathleen Winter.

Winter, Kathleen, (author.).

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  • 13 of 33 copies available at Sitka.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Mackenzie Public Library.

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7 current holds with 0 total copies.

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Mackenzie Public Library WIN (Text) 35192000325641 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
100 Mile House Branch WIN (Text) 33923005888213 General Fiction Volume hold Available -
Beaver Valley Public Library ABFBV667496 (Text) BFBV667496 Adult Fiction Volume hold On order -
Bowen Island Public Library F WIN (Text) 30947000522637 New Books Volume hold Checked out 11/01/2017
Burns Lake Public Library AF WIN (Text) 35198000642356 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 11/13/2017
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Creston Public Library FIC WIN (Text) 35140100027492 New Books Display Volume hold Available -
Dauphin F WIN (Text) 35419002755131 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 10/25/2017
Fort St. James Public Library WIN (Text) 35196001017966 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 10/31/2017
Gibsons Public Library FIC WINT (Text) 30886001042569 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 10/25/2017
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780345810120
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Through Kathleen Winter's incredible act of empathy, we enter the world of a character named General James Wolfe--a tall, red-haired, homeless thirty-something ex-soldier, battered by PTSD--as he camps out on the streets of modern-day Quebec City, trying to remember and reclaim his youth. In creating this extraordinary character, Kathleen Winter pored over the real-life letters of General Wolfe, which were acquired by the University of Toronto in 2013 for an astronomical sum. The letters, written to his mother, begin when he was a child soldier of 13, and end when he was 32, already a scarred veteran of war, just two weeks before his famous death on the Plains of Abraham. What emerges from this little-seen cache is the opposite of the public face: history portrays Wolfe as the iconic victor but his correspondence reveals a lifelong struggle with melancholy and trauma, a desperate longing for poetry, dance, enlightenment. It also depicts how, at 25, Wolfe was awarded a two-week study leave in Paris. He was ecstatic... but before he could depart, Britain adopted Europe's Gregorian calendar and the entire country lost eleven days forever: September 2 was followed by September 14. Wolfe forfeited his longed-for leave, and exactly 7 years later, on September 13, 1759, he died. In her inventive retelling, Winter gives Wolfe the gift of those lost eleven days in September--but in a different era: he is dropped into the world of contemporary Quebec. Her befuddled soldier is determined to reclaim his time and understand what has become of the British North America for which he'd abandoned his personal happiness. What he finds is not an answer, but unsettling questions about the price war exacts and the cost of all empires, past and present."-- Provided by publisher.
Awards Note: Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction 2017 finalist
Subject: Wolfe, James, 1727-1759 > Fiction.
Soldiers > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Topic Heading: Governor General's 2017 shortlist.

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