The Wreckage by Michael Crummey audiobook

The Wreckage

By Michael Crummey
Read by Mary Lewis

Doubleday Canada
12.56 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780385694148

From the award-winning author of River Thieves comes a sweeping novel of love crossed by the blindness of faith and fate.   In a remote Newfoundland outpost at the onset of the Second World War, the young Catholic Wish Furey meets the passionate, independent sixteen-year-old Protestant Sadie Parsons. They begin an intense affair that is cut short as prejudice and mistrust drive Wish away, into the British Army and the war. At home in Newfoundland, Sadie turns her back on her family and moves to St. John's to wait for Wish—until she receives word that he is dead.   Fifty years later, Sadie returns to Newfoundland to scatter her American husband's ashes and to face her past—one that will come to meet her as she never imagined.   Masterfully crafted, The Wreckage is both compulsively readable and a penetrating study of the reach and limits of love, the depths of human hatred, and the ultimate impossibility of knowing another or oneself.

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Summary

Summary

From the award-winning author of River Thieves comes a sweeping novel of love crossed by the blindness of faith and fate.   In a remote Newfoundland outpost at the onset of the Second World War, the young Catholic Wish Furey meets the passionate, independent sixteen-year-old Protestant Sadie Parsons. They begin an intense affair that is cut short as prejudice and mistrust drive Wish away, into the British Army and the war. At home in Newfoundland, Sadie turns her back on her family and moves to St. John's to wait for Wish—until she receives word that he is dead.   Fifty years later, Sadie returns to Newfoundland to scatter her American husband's ashes and to face her past—one that will come to meet her as she never imagined.   Masterfully crafted, The Wreckage is both compulsively readable and a penetrating study of the reach and limits of love, the depths of human hatred, and the ultimate impossibility of knowing another or oneself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A remarkable achievement. . . . This is powerful writing. Charles Frazier, author of Cold Mountain
This multi-faceted jewel of a book is probably the finest Canadian novel of the year. National Post
Michael Crummey is a tremendously gifted writer. Alistair MacLeod, author of No Great Mischief
A tale of love and loss, fear and prejudice and hate. . . . Crummey has delved into the complexity of the 20th century, revealing some of the most destructive events, both in Newfoundland and the world. . . . As the images [he] so vividly conjures up return to the mind at the end of the novel, the subtleties of the story deepen even further. Quill & Quire
Extraordinary. . . . [Crummey] explores human nature, charting the moral choices of his characters without passing judgment. . . . [His] gift is to write with compassion, imbuing relationships with complexity and depth. He doesn’t make anything simple – or simplistic. The Wreckage shows with profound insight that nothing’s fair in love and war. National Post
If there’s a better Canadian novel published this year, I’ll be amazed. Robert Wiersema, Vancouver Sun
Heroically human. . . . Crummey offers a journey of stimulating moral inquiry, one of his fiction’s most admirable qualities. The Globe and Mail
A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year National Bestseller Nominee, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

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Author Bio: Michael Crummey

Author Bio: Michael Crummey

Michael Crummey is a poet and storyteller, as well as the author of the critically acclaimed novels River Thieves and The Wreckage and the short-story collection Flesh and Blood. He has been nominated for the Giller Prize, the IMPAC Dublin Award, and Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and he won the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Canada for Galore. He lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English