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Shortlisted for the Writers' Trust of Canada Fiction Prize
One of The Globe and Mail's Globe 100: Best Books of 2014

There were plans for an official welcome. It was to take place the following Sunday. But those who came to the rectory on Father Pennant's second day were the ones who could not resist seeing him sooner. Here was the man to whom they would confess the darkest things. It was important to feel him out. Mrs. Young, for instance, after she had watched him eat a piece of her macaroni pie, quietly asked what he thought of adultery.

Andre Alexis brings a modern sensibility and a new liveliness to an age-old genre, the pastoral. For his very first parish, Father Christopher Pennant is sent to the sleepy town of Barrow. With more sheep than people, it is sleepily bucolic - too much Barrow Brew on Barrow Day is the rowdiest it gets. But things aren't so idyllic for Liz Denny, whose fiance doesn't want to choose between Liz and his more worldly lover Jane, or for Father Pennant himself, whose faith is profoundly shaken by the miracles he witnesses - a mayor walking on water, intelligent gypsy moths, and a talking sheep.

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March 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Pastoral
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 1-55245-286-7 / 978-1-55245-286-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Coach House
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October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pastoral
Author(s): Andre Alexis
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pastoral
Author(s): Andre Alexis
Publisher: Coach House Books
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October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pastoral
Author(s): Andre Alexis
Publisher: Coach House Books
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April 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pastoral
Author(s): Andre Alexis
Publisher: Coach House Books
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