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Red Tuque Books Inc.  9780995185814
Title: Quarry
Author: Catherine Graham
ISBN: 9780995185814
Publication Date: 2017
Publisher: Two Wolves Press
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Price: 21.95

Set in southern Ontario during the 1980's, acclaimed poet Catherine Graham's debut novel is as layered as the open-pit mine for which it is named. Only child Caitlin Maharg lives with her parents beside a water-filled limestone quarry, but her idyllic upbringing collapses when she learns her mother is dying. After a series of family secrets emerges, she must confront the past and face her uncertain future. Lyrically charged, jewelled with images, and at times darkly comic, Graham's prose weaves a mysterious, hypnotic tale of loss, deception, and the courage to swim the depths of life alone.

Review - Written in gorgeous, focused language, Quarry pulls us effortlessly through a forest of half-truths and family myths where we find how love can beget disaster and how secrets can give birth to isolation. This book sweeps forward, turning expectations inside out, giving us relationships that feel so real you'll flinch, and revelations both startling and inevitable. - Grace O'Connell, author of Magnified World and Be Ready for the Lightning

Review #2 - Quarry flows through the legacies and layers of grief, and emerges into the joy and shock of discovery. It is a wonderful book. - Ken Murray, author of Eulogy