HAPPY SURPRISE: We approached Kathleen with the idea of a Wolfe book, given the news about the letters U of T acquired. Happily, she was utterly inspired…
HAPPY REUNION: With this novel, we reunite Kathleen with her editor on Annabel.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: This will be one of our high-profile “sesquicentennial” books.
Finalist for the 2017 Governor General’s Award for Fiction
Finalist for the 2017 Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
“Kathleen Winter’s Lost in September is evocative, humane and totally original…. [A] novel of suspense and lyricism…. Winter’s writing is undeniably elegant: undulating with recurring motifs of water and rivers, blindness and vision, a painterly attention to detail involving primary coloured figures that lend more elemental power to the prose…. Wolfe’s stubbornness and tenderness, his love of dogs and comrades, of art and his mother, reveal a multidimensional person haunted by the past, a hope not to lose his ‘humanity’ despite years of killing. And however misty or complex its forces, Lost in September coalesces into a touching portrait of a broken man, as well as a considerable addition to the literature of war, of trauma and recovery. It’s energized by a deep compassion for our drive to heal and remember, even in the shadow of unimaginable bloodshed: an afterworld where time ceases to make sense, and regrets can last a lifetime—and some, perhaps, might even last forever.” —The Globe and Mail
“Kathleen Winter returns to the upper echelons of CanLit with her audacious new novel, Lost in September. A heartfelt portrait of Jimmy, an ex-soldier battling PTSD, it’s also a cryptic ghost story…It’s to Winter’s credit that [hints about Wolfe] are subtle and incremental, just enough to keep the reader guessing at the relationship between James and Jimmy through to the novel’s finale…. In the end, the identity of our hero is perhaps less important than the themes of trauma, sacrifice, and intimacy which Winter so richly explores…. [I]t’s a book that uses a wealth of archival material to its advantage. As readers, we are tasked with navigating the mysterious heart of this brooding soldier, and the rich trove of historical letters serve as able way-finding guides.” —Trevor Corkum, author of The Electric Boy, Toronto Star
“[F]unny, captivating, completely eccentric and totally wonderful.” —Parry Sound North Star
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