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The Find

by Kathy Page

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Anna Silowski, highly educated, driven and successful, works as a curator in a prestigious palaeontological museum; Scott Macleod dropped out of school, has a confused relationship with his Native roots, and an alcoholic father in tow. After a day’s prospecting leads Anna to make an extraordinary discovery in a remote part of British Columbia, the tensions below the surface of her successful career are exposed. Anna has carried for years terrifying knowledge that she feels she must keep secret, and now is pushed toward breakdown. She finds herself unexpectedly dependent on Scott, and recruits him to help on the excavation of her find. Scott is soon way out of his depth, and the excavation itself teeters on the edge of disaster...THE FIND is a compelling story about discovery, inheritance and fate, and a moving exploration of the possibilities that hide within a seemingly impossible relationship.

About the Author

Kathy Page’s two most recent story collections, Paradise & Elsewhere, and The Two of Us, were both nominated for the Giller Prize. Her eight novels include Dear Evelyn; The Story of My Face, long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002; Alphabet, shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award in 2005; and The Find, shortlisted for the 2011 ReLit Novel Award. She is also a winner of the Bridport International Prize for short fiction and the Traveller Award, and a contributor to many prose anthologies. Kathy teaches creative writing at Vancouver Island University. She lives on Salt Spring Island with her husband and two children.

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Awards
  • Short-listed, ReLit Award
Editorial Reviews

"Kathy Page reminds us what a novel can do that almost nothing else can: take elements as different as dinosaur hunting, landclaims, inherited disease, and abuse of power, and link them with grace and necessity. Above all, this is a love story of the rarest kind: one with something new to say."

— Fred Stenson, author of The Great Karoo

"Page is...a compelling storyteller"

— Victoria Times-Colonist

"Page’s vivid descriptions pulled me right into Anna and Scott’s world ... it’s a multifaceted novel that almost reads like a literary thriller"

— She Reads and Reads

“The clash of conflicting desires, subterfuge, uncomfortable triangling and a profound difference in values with regard to the past, all keep us turning the pages.”

— Globe and Mail

The Find is a thoughtful book, handling its difficult issues with tact and sensitivity. Gripping…A book more about ideas than events, with sympathetic characterisation which uses two difficult issues to illuminate each other.”

— Geranium Cat’s Bookshelf

“An exceptional novel of mystery, relationships, and discovery. The Find is a daring and thrilling treat.”  

— The Lethbridge Herald

"Kathy Page is one of our most daring writers. Once again she delivers a riveting, superbly paced novel of great complexity. Like a palaeonotologist herself, she chisels away at the layers of a story that initially reads as a thriller, meticulously and precisely laying bare the tender love story underneath. If you don't know Page's work yet, she's a find."

— Caroline Adderson, author of Sitting Practice

"The Find is an intricate and suspenseful narrative that soars several times past haunting catastrophe, and lands with the skeletal grace of the winged prehistoric creature at its core. This is a book that stirs admiration for both the characters and their author."

— Pearl Luke, author of the award-winning Madame Zee

"The Find is a compelling story of contemporary life and a quest to transmute our evolutionary inheritance of primitive emotions—ambition, lust, fear of death-- into love and reason. The story—beautifully—inhabits the uncharted space between."

— Marilyn Bowering

"When it comes to fiction, Kathy Page is at the top of the class . . . Page delivers with The Find"

— Gulf Islands Driftwood

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