The sudden weight of snow

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McClelland & Stewart, Apr 8, 2002 - Fiction - 341 pages
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This virtuoso first novel weaves stories and decades into a tightly knit, haunting narrative, as it sets into relief two generations marked by the 1960s – those who lived through them, and those who came after. Seventeen-year-old Sylvia (Harper) Kostak is caught between her mother’s regrets and the strictures of small-town life in the interior of British Columbia. When Harper meets Gabe, an intense and enigmatic young man living on the ’60s-style arts commune outside of town, she is transfixed. Gradually we learn Gabe’s story and what led him to join his estranged mother on the commune, where, in a bid for freedom, Harper eventually finds herself, setting in motion a series of events leading to tragedy. Resonant with longing and a sense of isolation, the novel brings alive the agonies and ecstasies of growing up, sexual discovery, and how the need to belong can shape both decisions and destinies.

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Review: The Sudden Weight of Snow

User Review  - Deanna Brown - Goodreads

I liked the build-up for this book quite a lot. I was especially interested in Vera's story. However, the book's ending felt a bit anticlimactic to me. Then again, maybe I have just read too many ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carolyn Monaghan - Goodreads

My copy is a library discard. A previous reader has edited it for grammar! Read full review

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