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Summer Gone

by David Macfarlane, narrator Eric Schneider

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Nominated for the 1999 Giller Prize and winner of the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Prize, Summer Gone is set among the islands and lakes of Canada's cottage country.

Narrated by Eric Schneider, a familiar voice to CBC listeners for his radio work, it tells the stories of three generations of lost summers and of the characters that inhabited them: the girl in the blue bathing suit, the impenetrable and doomed camp councillor; the wife who comes alive to the rhythms of a cottage summer but who remains blind to the secret that will change her life irrevocably. The primary story is that of a divorced father and his young son, separated by estrangement and how the silence is broken.

About the Authors

David Macfarlane’s memoir, The Danger Tree, was originally published in the United States under the title Come from Away. Christopher Hitchens described it as “intense and beautiful.” Simon Winchester called it “a true masterpiece.” His novel Summer Gone was a finalist for Canada’s most prestigious literary award, the Giller Prize. The Figures of Beauty is his third book. He lives in Toronto.

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Eric Schneider is a familiar voice to CBC listeners for his radio work. He has appeared in the television series Highlander, Stargate, The Outer Limits and Poltergeist: The Legacy. Among his many stage roles are Polonius in Hamlet and Old Simon in Lilies.
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Editorial Review

"Macfarlane's prose feels like music set to words, and this story of family secrets, memories, and the delicate bond between a father and son is splendid. Eric Schneider's dramatic, thoughtful, lightly poetic performance is perfectly suited to the mateiral."

— <i>Globe and Mail</i>

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