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2020 Longlist

Catching the Light

ABOUT
THE BOOK

“This was the line between here and there. No landwash, no vague intertidal zone, no undecided. She stood at the edge, a mass of instincts and yearnings and despair”.

The kids call her Lighthouse: no lights on up there. In a small town, everyone knows when you can’t read. But Cathy is just distracted by the light, lines, and artistry of everyday life. She is a talented artist growing up in tiny Mariners Cove and yearns for acceptance. She dreams of enrolling in art school, but getting there will be a struggle. Hutch Parsons is everything Cathy is not: charismatic, popular, smart. Overflowing with energy, he is confident in his plans for the future. But one icy evening his world is upended and those plans are swept away.

 

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Susan
Sinnott

Susan Sinnott was awarded the Percy Janes First Novel Award for her then-unpublished manuscript, “Just Like Always,” (Catching the Light) and an excerpt was adapted for inclusion in Racket, an anthology of short fiction by the Port Authority writing group, edited by Lisa Moore. Susan has also contributed to the Newfoundland Quarterly Online.

Susan Sinnott was awarded the Percy Janes First Novel Award for her then-unpublished manuscript, “Just Like Always,” (Catching the Light) and an excerpt was adapted for inclusion in Racket, an anthology of short fiction by the Port Authority writing group, edited by Lisa Moore. Susan has also contributed to the Newfoundland Quarterly Online.

NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Authentic detail and perceptions about life in rural Newfoundland told from the perspectives of two different characters facing challenges and change as they seek to understand themselves and their place in the world.

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries, Canada

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Country
United Kingdom
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Vagrant Press

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