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Annabel
by Kathleen Winter


Overview - Kathleen Winter s luminous debut novel is a deeply affecting portrait of life in an enchanting seaside town and the trials of growing up unique in a restrictive environment.
In 1968, into the devastating, spare atmosphere of the remote coastal town of Labrador, Canada, a child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor fully girl, but both at once.
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Overview
Kathleen Winter s luminous debut novel is a deeply affecting portrait of life in an enchanting seaside town and the trials of growing up unique in a restrictive environment.
In 1968, into the devastating, spare atmosphere of the remote coastal town of Labrador, Canada, a child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor fully girl, but both at once. Only three people are privy to the secretthe baby s parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbor and midwife, Thomasina. Though Treadway makes the difficult decision to raise the child as a boy named Wayne, the women continue to quietly nurture the boy s female side. And as Wayne grows into adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting society of his father, his shadow-self, a girl he thinks of as Annabel, is never entirely extinguished.
Kathleen Winter has crafted a literary gem about the urge to unveil mysterious truth in a culture that shuns contradiction, and the body s insistence on coming home. A daringly unusual debut full of unforgettable beauty, " Annabel" introduces a remarkable new voice to American readers."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802170828
  • ISBN-10: 080217082X
  • Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
  • Publish Date: January 2011
  • Page Count: 480
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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