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Crimes of Hector Tomás, The

by Ian Colford

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list price: $21.95
edition:Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Oct 2012
ISBN:9781554811090
publisher: Freehand Books
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Enrique Tomás lives a quiet life with a large, loving family in an unnamed South American country. But Enrique has secrets. When his second eldest son, Hector, and Hector's beloved friend Nadia uncover one of Enrique's secrets, the course of Hector's life is irrevocably altered. Exiled by his parents to the isolated countryside, Hector is accused of terrorism?a crime of which he is innocent, yet ruthlessly punished. As he struggles to extricate himself from the clutches of a brutal and paranoid military regime, he learns that freedom comes at a terrible price.

The Crimes of Hector Tomás is an epic novel about disappearance and deception, family and nation. Enrique, Hector, and Nadia are trapped in a nightmare world where innocence counts for nothing and justice is a dream. Once they make their choices, they can never go back.

About the Author
Ian Colford’s short fiction has appeared in Event, Grain, Riddle Fence, The Antigonish Review, and other literary publications. His previous books are Evidence, The Crimes of Hector Tomás, and Perfect World. His work has been shortlisted for the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the ReLit Award, the Journey Prize, and the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. He lives in Halifax.
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Contributor Notes

Ian Colford's work has appeared in Canadian literary publications from coast to coast and he has degrees from St. Mary's University and Dalhousie. His books include Evidence (Porcupine's Quill, 2008), winner of the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award at the Atlantic Book Awards and shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the ReLit Award; The Crimes of Hector Tomás (Freehand Books, 2012), winner of the Trade Book of the Year at the 2013 Alberta Book Awards; Perfect World; and A Dark House. He has completed two writing residencies (1998, 2010) at the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers in Midlothian, Scotland. In 2008 he was in residence at Yaddo, an artists' colony in Saratoga Springs, New York. Ian lives with his wife Collette in Halifax.

Awards
  • Winner, Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year
Editorial Reviews

"This ambitious and riveting novel grips the reader from the first page and doesn't let go until its chilling ending. Combining precise detail with sweeping statements of sharp insight, the author has written both a spellbinding story and an unsettling exploration of dark human truths. This is a masterful work of great imagination."--Jury comments for the Alberta Trade Fiction Book Award

Praise for Evidence by Ian Colford

"Any thought brought to bear upon this writing only proves it more intriguing, more rewarding. It's a rich, shadowed, mind-tweaking puzzle of a book: a shrewd gathering of evidence that entrusts judgment and verdict to the reader."--Globe and Mail

"These stories explode in vivid detail, amazing breadth of characterization and geography, and stunning displays of conflict and emotional upheaval.--The Danforth Review


"This ambitious and riveting novel grips the reader from the first page and doesn't let go until its chilling ending. Combining precise detail with sweeping statements of sharp insight, the author has written both a spellbinding story and an unsettling exploration of dark human truths. This is a masterful work of great imagination."?Jury comments for the Alberta Trade Fiction Book Award

Praise for Evidence by Ian Colford

"Any thought brought to bear upon this writing only proves it more intriguing, more rewarding. It's a rich, shadowed, mind-tweaking puzzle of a book: a shrewd gathering of evidence that entrusts judgment and verdict to the reader."?Globe and Mail

"These stories explode in vivid detail, amazing breadth of characterization and geography, and stunning displays of conflict and emotional upheaval.?The Danforth Review

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