Category: Book Reviews Published on Tuesday, 29 November -0001 19:00 Written by Andrew Scott Hits: 400
While browsing the shelves at our local bookstore, this reviewer came across the new release “Canada” by Richard Ford, a Pulitzer Prize winning author. This novel was released in 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. On the name alone, this reviewer decided to purchase and read this new work.
This novel tells the story of Dell Parsons, a fifteen old boy during the 1960s. His adventure starts with being brought up by a set of parents that decide to rob a bank while Dell was in the crucial developing years of his life. Once caught and imprisoned, Dell and his twin sister are faced with a brand new life without their parents. During this shift in their young lives, Dell’s sister runs away to find a new home. During this confusing, conflicting time, Dell is taken from his surroundings to Canada by a local resident in his community.
This is where the adventure begins for Dell and sets the stage for the rest of his life with the cast of characters that he meets and raise him. There is more than one instant where the differences of the two countries are explained and how Dell is to be in his new homeland. These steps lead to the defining moment in his life.
“Canada” by Richard Ford is a character driven adventure that is an enjoyable, relaxing read. Each person and place introduced to us we can see perfectly. This only adds to this very good read.
What Richard Ford has given us is a story that will, in time, be considered a modern day classic that we can all enjoy. This novel is highly recommended for a good, Sunday afternoon read.
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Reviewer’s Rating: Four paper cuts out of five.
Andrew Scott is a published international author, reviewer and radio show host.