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Helpless

by (author) Barbara Gowdy

Publisher
HarperCollins Canada
Initial publish date
Mar 2011
Category
Literary
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781554681419
    Publish Date
    Dec 2007
    List Price
    $19.99
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781554681402
    Publish Date
    Nov 2007
    List Price
    $29.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443402491
    Publish Date
    Mar 2011
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780002008464
    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
    List Price
    $32.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780002008921
    Publish Date
    Mar 2008
    List Price
    $17.95

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Description

Celia is the single mother of an exceptionally beautiful child: nine-year-old Rachel. All too aware of the precarious balance of the life she has built for the two of them, Celia worries about her daughter’s longing for the father she has never met. When Rachel disappears one night during a blackout, Celia is stricken with guilt and terror. But her desperation is only half the story as Ron, the man who has taken Rachel, struggles with feelings that are at once tender, misguided and chillingly fixated.

A suspenseful and haunting novel of obsessive love, Helpless once again showcases Barbara Gowdy’s incredible talent for bringing the reader face to face with the provocative and discomforting. At the height of the story’s tension, she leads us with a steady hand into territory that is unexpected but ultimately as transcendent as the passing of a storm.

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.

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