A young woman embraces a drowning sailor on an isolated beach and changes her own and her family’s lives forever. Away was co-winner of the 1993 Trillium Award and spent three years on the Globe and Mail best-seller list.
Jane Urquhart is the author of six books of fiction, including The Whirlpool, which received Le prix du meilleur livre étranger (Best Foreign Book Award&41 in France; Away, which won the Trillium Award and was a finalist for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; The Underpainter, which won Canadas Governor Generals Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Rogers Communications Writers&146 Trust Fiction Prize; and The Stone Carvers, a finalist for the 2001 Giller Prize and the Governor Generals Award for fiction. Urquhart has received the Marian Engel Award, and has been named a Chevalier dans lOrdre des Arts et des Lettres in France. She now lives outside of Toronto.