On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781926743189_cover Enlarge Cover View Excerpt
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $19.99
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Oct 2011
ISBN:9781926743189

Algoma

by Dani Couture

reviews: 1
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
contemporary women, literary
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $19.99
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Oct 2011
ISBN:9781926743189
Description

A year after watching Leo go through thin ice, twelve-year- old Ferd is obsessed with the idea that he can persuade his dead brother to come home through a campaign of letters. Plaintive notes appear around the house—folded squares of paper in the rain reservoir, kitchen sink, and washing machine. Ferd’s mother, Algoma, is also unravelling; attempting to hide her son’s letters, reconnect with her increasingly distant husband, and rebuild her life.

Editorial Review

To read Dani Couture’s Algoma is to be reminded of the aching beauty of loss, the thin, pale terror of hope, and the strength and sacrifice required just for living, day by day. Haunting and fundamentally human, Algoma is a gift.

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Yearning story of family coping with loss

Yearning notes to a lost brother from his twin waft through Dani Couture's haunting Algoma like Tibetan wind horses. Couture's poetry pedigree informs the story of a family grappling with loss, but the symbolic layers sit lightly on the engrossing story and flawed, still endearing characters.

Related Blog Posts

Reading Lists Featuring “Algoma”

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...