Richard Ford’s latest novel, Canada, tells the unforgettable story of Dell Parsons, a young man spirited across the Montana border into Saskatchewan. Here he is taken in by Arthur Remlinger, an enigmatic man whose own past exists on the other side of the border. Dell struggles to understand what his future can be even as he comes to understand the violence simmering below the surface in his new life. Haunting and spectacular in vision, Canada is a novel rich with emotional clarity and lyrical precision, and an acute sense of the grandeur of living.
Richard Ford is the author of the Bascombe Trilogy, which includes The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day—the first novel ever to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award—and The Lay of the Land. He has also written several short story collections, including Rock Springs and A Multitude of Sins.
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