"A true grit coming-of-age novel" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer), Saints of Big Harbour is a funny, brutal, and vivid story about small-town life and the inescapable power of gossip. Lynn Coady gives us the unforgettable Guy Boucher, a fatherless teenager and recluse, who finds himself at the center of an ugly rumor. Several versions of truth emerge and collide through Guy's eyes and the stories of those who surround him -- his overbearing uncle, a girl idealized by her town, a quietly wise young woman wrestling with demons of her own, his draft-dodger English teacher, and a pair of golden boys trapped in emotional adolescence as well as Big Harbour itself.
About the Author
Lynn Coady has received the Canadian Author's Association/Air Canada Award for the best writer under thirty and the Dartmouth Book and Writing Award for Fiction. Her articles and reviews have appeared in publications throughout Canada, and Coady has written award-winning plays and a screenplay. Raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.