Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:8.28in x 5.48 x 1.04 in | 0.82 lb
Page Count:296 pages
FAST TRACK: Carrie’s previous novel, Girl Runner (Anansi, 2014) was nominated for numerous prizes, including the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, sold into twelve countries around the world, and was a bestseller in Canada. This new novel will build on that impressive record.
DELIGHTFUL AUTHOR: Carrie is a delight to work with, an audience favourite at festivals and events (and online), and well-connected in the writing, book media and publishing community—all of which will relaunch and raise her profile with readers.
CARRIE’S MOMENT: Carrie has built her career with each of her three previous works of fiction, honing her considerable craft, garnering praise and awards, and reaching ever more readers. Her last adult novel was eight years ago; the time is right for a leap to a new level of visibility for this writer who perfectly combines readability and literary quality.
“I loved every character in Carrie Snyder’s compelling new novel, Francie’s Got a Gun. In beautiful prose, Snyder unfurls Francie’s story through a chorus of perspectives, illuminating the hopes, flaws, disappointments, small preferences and large ambitions within a community. Together these voices propel the narrative toward a devastating, beautiful, and pitch-perfect conclusion. Carrie Snyder has pulled off a magic trick with this novel—it is a literary feat.” —Emily Urquhart, bestselling author of Beyond the Pale
“At once tense and tragic, sweet and tender…[Francie’s Got a Gun] is a strong, complex novel, with a myriad of layers that elevate [it] to a timeless novel.” —The Miramichi Reader
“An exquisitely crafted, deeply imagined novel…unfolds with the sure-footedness of an elite runner.” —Cathy Marie Buchanan, author of The Painted Girls, on Girl Runner
“Francie’s Got a Gun is a tender, pulsating novel about a girl and a supporting cast of characters drawn with such complexity and rawness you feel as though you are inhabiting not only their worlds but their living, breathing bodies. Carrie Snyder has—by some miracle—succeeded in writing a novel that has its own heartbeat.” —Tasneem Jamal, author of Where the Air is Sweet
“Extraordinary, accomplished…a wonderful story of a free spirit forced to make difficult choices…grabbed my hand on page one and never let go.” —Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants, on Girl Runner
“Doesn’t let you go until the very last page…this original and moving story…has something of the quirky charm of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.” —Daily Mail on Girl Runner
“Fans of The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver…will love this.” —Chatelaine on The Juliet Stories
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