After years of disappointment, 49-year-old Isla is finally content in her second marriage to Lyle. 17-year-old Roddy, on the other hand, is a faltering student, and occasional shoplifter trying to make sense of his life. Their worlds collide one hot August afternoon when a fake robbery organised by Roddy and his friend Mike goes horribly wrong, leaving Isla with a bullet lodged in her spine. With Roddy 'immobilised' in gaol and Isla lying paralysed in hospital, they both have lots of time to reflect upon where it all went wrong. A book that explores the bad things that happen to good people - a hugely entertaining read about turning points, second chances, the human ability to adapt & survive.
"I have no doubt that this wise, funny, harrowing novel will be the book of the year." - Carol Shields
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Used availability for Joan Barfoot's Critical Injuries
June 2002 : USA Hardback
August 2006 : Canada Paperback
Title: Critical Injuries
Author(s): Joan Barfoot
ISBN: 0-88619-430-X / 978-0-88619-430-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Lester & Orpen Dennys
Availability: Amazon CA
March 2002 : UK Paperback
February 2002 : UK Paperback
September 2001 : Canada Paperback
May 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition