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.
“An exceptional novel of mystery, relationships, and discovery. The Find is a daring and thrilling treat.”
"When it comes to fiction, Kathy Page is at the top of the class . . . Page delivers with The Find"
"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"
“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.”
"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."
Page is...a compelling storyteller"
“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.”
"If you don't know Page's work yet, she's a find."
"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."