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Ballistics

Author: D W Wilson
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is summer, and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. As the forests blaze, Alan West heads into their shadows, returning from university to his grandfather's home in the remote Kootenay Valley, where the man who raised him has suffered a heart attack. Confronting his own mortality, the tough and taciturn Cecil West has a dying request for his grandson: track down the father Alan has never known so that the old man  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D W Wilson
ISBN: 9781408833766 140883376X 1620400774 9781620400777
OCLC Number: 857663303
Description: 384 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: D.W. Wilson.

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Richard Ford meets E Annie Proulx in a deeply compelling, stunningly written story of fathers and sons, friendship and betrayal, by the winner of the BBC National Short Story Award 2011  Read more...

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A lean, powerful book about quiet, emotional people. It animates a world that any smalltown North American could identify in a moment, yet it transcends this environment to evoke something universal: Read more...

 
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