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Undone

(2015)
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'One of the most profoundly disturbing novels you'll ever read' Tod Goldberg, author of Gangsterland
'Subversively erotic and suspenseful' Booklist, Starred Review


Jasper Ulrickson, beloved memoirist and crime novelist, is a good and decent man - devoted husband to his paralysed wife and loving father to their four-year-old child. Despite their challenges, the Ulricksons are happy.

Then Jasper learns of the daughter he fathered eighteen years earlier, a beautiful young woman named Chloe, whose mother recently passed away. She needs her father and so Jasper welcomes her into his family and their home.

Celibacy, sexual denial and marital fidelity are the traits for which Jasper has been celebrated by fans the world over. But he now learns - to his horror - that these supposed virtues have never been truly tested.

That a man could feel such unnatural, horrible urges is unthinkable to Jasper. But then, Jasper does not know all of Chloe's story...

A risk-taking, controversial and courageous novel, Undone is an unforgettable thriller-cum-satire which will be relished by fans of Michel Houellebecq, John Niven and Patricia Highsmith.

'You might call Undone a Lolita for the DNA-age... Undone stretches credulity like taffy, mostly because it can: the dominant mood here is social and psychological satire, not realism. Colapinto exploits it all brilliantly, taking considerable risks along the way.' Emily Donaldson, The Toronto Star


'Undone casts a very specific spell: It enthralls and horrifies simultaneously... it's a pseudo-incestuous thriller, a noir that, like Francine Prose's Blue Angel and Philip Roth's American Pastoral, details the unravelling of the moral American man and his world.' The Globe and Mail


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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Undone
Author(s): John Colapinto
ISBN: 1-909269-65-4 / 978-1-909269-65-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Silvertail Books
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April 2016 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Undone
Author(s): John Colapinto
ISBN: 1-4434-3469-8 / 978-1-4434-3469-0 (Canada edition)
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April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Undone: A Novel
Author(s): John Colapinto
ISBN: 1-59376-642-4 / 978-1-59376-642-9 (USA edition)
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April 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Undone
Author(s): John Colapinto
ISBN: 1-4434-3468-X / 978-1-4434-3468-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Patrick Crean Editions
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Undone: A Novel
Author(s): John Colapinto
ISBN: 1-5159-0842-9 / 978-1-5159-0842-5
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Undone: A Novel
Author(s): John Colapinto
ISBN: 1-5159-5842-6 / 978-1-5159-5842-0
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Undone: A Novel
Author(s): John Colapinto
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Undone
Author(s): John Colapinto
Publisher: Silvertail Books
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April 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Undone: A Novel
Author(s): John Colapinto
Publisher: Patrick Crean Editions
Availability: Amazon CA