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Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and selected as an Oprah's Book Club Summer Reading Pick, an Amazon.ca Best Book, and an iTunes Store Best Book
When Grace, a highly competent and devoted therapist in Montreal, stumbles across a man in the snowy woods who has failed to hang himself, her instinct to help immediately kicks in. Before long, however, she realizes that her feelings for this charismatic, extremely guarded stranger are far from straightforward.
At the same time, her troubled teenage patient, Annie, runs away and soon will reinvent herself in New York as an aspiring and ruthless actress, as unencumbered as humanly possible by any personal attachments. And Mitch, Grace's ex-husband, a therapist as well, leaves the woman he's desperately in love with to attend to a struggling native community in the bleak Arctic. We follow these four compelling, complex characters from Montreal and New York to Hollywood and Rwanda, each of them with a consciousness that is utterly distinct and urgently convincing. With a razor-sharp emotional intelligence, Inside poignantly explores the manifold dangers and imperatives of making ourselves available to, and indeed responsible for, those dearest to us.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
The writing style is choppy, the dialogue reads like a bad play, and the protagonist is completely unlikable. I had to force myself to keep going and give it a chance, continuously hoping it would get better, but I ended up wasting my time - don't waste yours.
I had a hard time putting this book down. Indeed, none of the characters are 100% likeable, but the stories read easily and the emotions are very real.
- Category: Literary
- Published: Jun 16, 2012
- Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
- Seller: House of Anansi Inc
- Print Length: 256 Pages
- Language: English