How I Spent My Summer Holidays
Penguin Modern Classics Edition
FICTION / Literary
Sep 25, 2018
5.2 x 8 x 0.6 in
McClelland & Stewart
- Author Bio
NOW A PENGUIN MODERN CLASSIC: From one of Canada’s most renowned writers, a story of innocence shattered and a boy learning to grapple with the fallout.
From old age, Hugh looks back at the summer of 1924, when he was a twelve-year-old boy in small-town Saskatchewan. When Hugh and his friends dig a secret cave out on the prairie, they find it occupied by a patient who has escaped from the mental hospital. Defying the adult world, the boys become involved with a former war hero and current rum-runner in sheltering and feeding the runaway. But when passions explode into murder, Hugh leaves his boyhood behind him forever.
Publication History: McClelland & Stewart, TR (03/2000)
AN ACCOMPLISHED AUTHOR: W.O. Mitchell was an illustrious personage among Canadian writers, having written across a variety of mediums including novels, plays, and short stories.
NOW IN PMC LIVERY
Author Website: www.womitchell.ca
“Bawdy and raunchy…an uncannily accurate feel for the emotional viewpoint of a 12-year old boy.”—The Globe and Mail
“Astonishing…. Mitchell turns the pastoral myth of prairie boyhood inside out.”—Toronto Star
“Moving, vivid and exciting…a beautiful, rich and utterly fascinating novel.”—Windsor Star