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We All Will Be Received

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  • Publisher:
    Breakwater Books, 2019
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Date:
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    2019
    Summary:

    **CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNER****NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS WINNER, SUSPENSE****NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR BOOK AWARDS FICTION LONGLIST**In 1977, a young woman swipes a duffel bag of drug money and flees her bad-news boyfriend, hitching a ride with a long-haul trucker who points out satellites and enthuses about the future of space cargo. Building a life disconnected from her past, she assumes a new identity as Dawn Taylor, but thirty years later, running a roadside motel on a remote highway, Dawn will host a group of disparate individuals—all desperate to rewrite their own stories. Brody seeks escape from those intent on repeating the narrative of his childhood trauma. Cheryl, whose career as a filmmaker is being dismantled on social media, rushes to rescue her daughter from a vicious cycle. And Spencer, an ex-con with easy access to his criminal past, chases an elusive redemption after seeing a picture of Dawn on a tourism website. In We All Will Be Received, Leslie Vryenhoek offers a range of unforgettable characters—all hoping to reconstruct a truth that's been shattered by perspective—and asks whether anyone can find peace or atonement in a contemporary world where technology makes the past ever present.

    Subject(s): Fiction | General | Literary | Women
    Original Publisher: St. John's, Breakwater Books
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781550818055, 1550818058