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Providence Island

by Gregor Robinson

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Providence Island

Returning to Ontario's northern lakes as an adult to bury his father, Ray Carrier is taken back not only to a tangled romance in that green paradise but also to the forests and lonesome swamps that have haunted his dreams. As a teenager, Ray was enchanted by the grace and privilege of the Miller family on Providence Island, part of the wealthy resort community up the road from the farm where Ray and his widowed father spent their summers.

Ray's father had always said that he was too impressed by money. But it was more than that. There was Quentin Miller, a beautiful girl, older than Ray, who thought nothing of strolling to the end of a dock, stripping naked, and diving into the lake.

But something happened near the abandoned railway tracks long ago something that shattered Ray's illusions of love and money. And now something must be settled before Ray can achieve peace and let go of Providence Island and the Millers once and for all.

AUTHOR

Gregor Robinson previously published a short story collection (The Dream King) and a novel (Hotel Paradiso) and has had plays produced at the Toronto Fringe in 2006 and 2009. He has been nominated for the Journey Prize three times and has had mystery stories nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, and the National Magazine Award. He lives in Toronto.

DETAILS

Publisher: Dundurn, 2011
Category: Fiction
ISBN: 978-1-55488-771-2 9781554887712
Price: $21.99 CDN/USA paperback
Format: 216 pages, 6 x 9 in