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Glory

by Gillian Wigmore

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In a boom town dominated by a man-eating lake, Renee and Danny Chance start a new life in his grandfather's cabin. Renee struggles to keep her head above water until she is drawn into the orbit of two beautifully notorious bar-singer cousins, and all three women are called to test the bonds of blood and loyalty. A polyphonic fable riddled with tall tales, Glory explores what it means to be a woman in north-central BC by flooding the shores of the human heart.

About the Author

Gillian Wigmore grew up in Vanderhoof, BC, and graduated
from the University of Victoria in 1999. She has been published in Geist, CV2, filling station, and the Inner Harbour Review, among others. Wigmore won the 2008 ReLit Award for her work Soft Geography and was also shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize. She lives in north central BC with her husband and two children.

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"Gillian Wigmore's women make hard choices, but she never shies away from the hurt, writing with a one-two punch of empathy and fierceness that lead the reader careening through a roller-coaster wilderness that is both geographic and emotional. With Glory, Wigmore has written a novel shaped by yearning: part punk rock, part old-time country ballad, it is as much a love song to the landscape of Northern British Columbia as it is to the people who live there." -- Elisabeth de Mariaffi"When faced with a choice between a life as a mother, where all the tomorrows look just like yesterday, Renee chooses her new friend Glory, plunging the reader into a twisting journey of love and survival. Sensitive, taut, and observant, each voice in Wigmore's complex tapestry brings this small town brilliantly to life." -- Eden Robinson"You don't need to know Sheila Watson's The Double Hook to admire Gillian Wigmore's novel, Glory, but it's fascinating to note how thoroughly and distinctively - realism embracing myth - she probes the doubleness that drives her forebear's book. 'You can't catch the glory on a hook and hold onto it,' says Watson. 'When you fish for the glory you catch the darkness too.' As you'd expect from a poet so accomplished as Gillian Wigmore, Glory is beautifully written, but it's not every poet who knows how to shape a compelling story. Told through several core characters supported by a chorus of community members, each with a clear and distinct voice, Glory draws heat from a dynamic, primeval wildness in both nature and humanity that can barely be grasped, as it is grasped here, by art." -- Stan Dragland

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