The lives of the Field sisters are forever changed the day their mother drops their infant brother over Niagara Falls, driving each of the girls to find different ways to cope with the war zone that their home becomes amid the changing world of the sanitized suburbs of the fifties and sixties.
About the author
Barbara Gowdy is an award-winning author whose five previous books, The Romantic, The White Bone, Mister Sandman, We So Seldom Look On Love and Falling Angels, have appeared on bestseller lists throughout the world. The recipient of the Marian Engel Award in 1996, she has been a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and a repeat finalist for the Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. She lives in Toronto.