Publication Date: 01/03/2018 ISBN: 9781912109807 Category:


Tristan Hughes

Publisher: Parthian Books
Publication Date: 01/03/2018 ISBN: 9781912109807 Category:
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`Superbly accomplished… Hughes’ prose is startling and luminous’ FINANCIAL TIMES`Beautifully nuanced and utterly touching’THE DAILY MAILBeside a lake in the northern Canadian wilderness, fifteen-year-old Zachary Tayler lives a lonely and isolated life with his father. His only neighbours are a leech trapper, an eccentric millionaire, and an expert in snow. But then one summer the enigmatic and shape-shifting Eva Spiller arrives in search of the remains of her parents and together they embark on a strange and disconcerting journey of discovery. Nothing at Sitting Down Lake is quite as it seems. The forest hides ruins and mysteries; the past can never be fully understood. And as Zach and Eva make their way through this haunted landscape, they move ever closer towards an acceptance of what in the end is lost and what can truly be found.In his fourth novel, award-winning author Tristan Hughes returns to the landscape of his youth in this vivid and poetic coming-of-age story about death, life, and the changes they bring. Set against the harsh, unforgiving beauty of the forests of northern Ontario, Hummingbird unravels a moving tale of loss, absence and redemption.

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`Superbly accomplished... Hughes' prose is startling and luminous' FINANCIAL TIMES `Beautifully nuanced and utterly touching'THE DAILY MAIL

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