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Caught

by (author) Lisa Moore

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
May 2013
Category
Literary, Action & Adventure
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781487004415
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $34.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780887842450
    Publish Date
    May 2013
    List Price
    $29.95
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781487004972
    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
    List Price
    $34.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770892392
    Publish Date
    May 2013
    List Price
    $10.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770894532
    Publish Date
    Feb 2014
    List Price
    $19.95

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Description

Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Selected as an Amazon.ca Best Book and for The Globe 100 Books in 2013.

"In the creation of David Slaney, Lisa Moore brings us an unforgettable character, embodying the exuberance and energy of misspent youth. Caught is a propulsive and harrowing read."—Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers

Internationally acclaimed author Lisa Moore offers us a remarkable new novel about a man who escapes from prison to embark upon one of the most ambitious pot-smuggling adventures ever attempted.

Here are bravado and betrayal, bad weather and seas, love, undercover agents, the collusion of governments, unbridled ambition, innocence and the loss thereof, and many, many bales of marijuana. Here, too, is the seeming invincibility of youth and all the folly that it allows.

Caught is an exuberant, relentlessly suspenseful, and utterly unique novel, and promises to be the astonishing Lisa Moore’s most accomplished work to date.

About the author

Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of the novels Caught, February, and Alligator. Caught was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize and is now a major CBC television series starring Allan Hawco. February won CBC’s Canada Reads competition, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and was named a New Yorker Best Book of the Year and a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Alligator was a finalist for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean region), and was a national bestseller. Her story collection Open was a finalist for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize and a national bestseller. Her most recent work is a collection of short stories called Something for Everyone. Lisa lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Awards

  • Commended, Globe and Mail Top 100 Books
  • Short-listed, Scotiabank Giller Prize
  • Commended, Amazon.ca Best Books: Editors' Picks
  • Short-listed, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
  • Commended, Quill & Quire Books of the Year: Fiction

Editorial Reviews

...witty, retrospective, eloquent and exciting. Moore has crafted an old-timey adventure with good guys and bad guys — who are also one in the same.

Chatelaine

The reader can only marvel at the precision of Moore's observations.

Literary Review of Canada

...Moore’s Caught is a fantastic read. It’s a rapid ride, with a strong current of tension that never lets up.

PRISM international

Moore's ability to conceal a drum-tight plot line and an unflagging fidelity to the thematic pillars of Caught—mistakes and luck, trust and doubt, consequences and freedom—in the cloak of rough-and-tumble prose is something to behold.

The Malahat Review

With linguistic verve and a magnified curiosity about whatever passes through her field of vision, Moore elevates the cops-and-robbers subgenre to literary respectability.

Winnipeg Review

Caught is a pleasure to read. The narrative is cohesive and propulsive, but it’s Moore’s mastery of language and image that sets her apart.

Quill & Quire

[Lisa Moore’s] written a new kind of legend for a new Newfoundland.

Reader's Digest

Even we, as readers, will be caught by the timbre and skill of Moore’s storytelling and her careful sculpting of characters.

Chronicle Herald

A superbly written novel that crosses literary boundaries, Caught will surely garner [Moore] even wider readership.

Atlantic Books Today

As trippy, mellow, and revelatory as Hearn’s weed, Caught takes pleasure from rewriting crime formulas and gives pleasure in doing so.

The Vancouver Sun

…precise, compressed, intimately rhythmic, mesmerizingly smart.

Globe and Mail

This is an author who grips you with her impeccable use of language. The novel walks a great line between paperback levity and psychological intelligence—exactly what you want in a summer read.

Maclean's

…in Caught Moore has clearly set out to challenge the conventions of crime writing.

Cult Montreal

…Caught proceeds like a lit fuse.

Georgia Straight

…sharp lines, seedy characters and the kind of can’t-put-it-down suspense you might expect from a dime store detective novel but with Lisa Moore-level construction, detail and meticulous prose. This isn’t Moore slumming it in suspense fiction—but genre elevation…

The Coast

[T]his novel that is rife with realness, and beauty, and tension; so much it hurts, in the best possible way.

Newfoundland Quarterly

There is so much more to praise Moore for. The novel is rich with her subtle injections of humour, her careful pacing, and her clear yet coarse dialogue that leaves just enough unsaid. Of course, it also lives up to the ultimate test of a thriller – there is no doubt that this is a page-turner.

McGill Daily

Lisa Moore’s new book is a beautiful piece of writing…

Winnipeg Free Press

Caught is an outstanding novel, combining the complexity of the best literary fiction with the page-turning compulsive readability of a thriller.

National Post

Moore’s prose is as vivid as ever...

NOW Magazine

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