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Watching You Without Me

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
From the author of the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning story collection Hellgoing--an electrifying, brooding novel about the lengths we go to care for family, and what happens when a stranger places himself at the center of one household.

"Watching You Without Me is like a Lorrie Moore book suffering a Patricia Highsmith fever dream. You slide right along on Coady's witty and endearing style, and meanwhile the trap has closed over you without your ever standing a chance." --Jonathan Lethem


After her mother's sudden death, Karen finds herself back in her childhood home in Nova Scotia for the first time in a decade, acting as full-time caregiver to her older sister, Kelli. Overwhelmed and consumed by the isolation of her new role, Karen finds a shoulder to cry on in Trevor--one of Kelli's caregivers. Karen gratefully accepts his friendship and comes to trust him all the more when she discovers how close Trevor was to her mother, Irene. But all is not as it appears to be. What begins with friendly advice and someone to talk to soon takes a dark and mysterious turn. Who is this person Karen has let into her home and into her family's life? How well does she know the stranger she has entrusted with her sister's well-being? As Trevor slowly weaves himself into Karen and Kelli's lives, Karen starts to grasp the unsettling truth about him and his relationship with her mother--and to experience for herself the true and dangerous nature of Trevor's "care."

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Watching You Without Me is like a Lorrie Moore book suffering a Patricia Highsmith fever dream. You slide right along on Coady's witty and endearing style, and meanwhile the trap has closed over you without your ever standing a chance." - Jonathan Lethem

"Thank God for Lynn Coady's singular voice and deliciously skewed worldview. Every book of hers is an occasion to celebrate!" - Miriam Toews

"Watching You Without Me is both a suspenseful, deeply creepy page-turner and a beautifully subtle character study of a grieving woman slowly unravelling while trying to understand how to care for her sister, and herself, in an ableist world. Another masterpiece from the singular Lynn Coady." - Zoe Whittall


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Used availability for Lynn Coady's Watching You Without Me

Hardback Editions

July 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Watching You Without Me: A novel
Author(s): Lynn Coady
ISBN: 0-525-65843-2 / 978-0-525-65843-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Watching You Without Me
Author(s): Lynn Coady
ISBN: 1-4870-0688-8 / 978-1-4870-0688-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Watching You Without Me: A Novel
Author(s): Lynn Coady
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Watching You Without Me
Author(s): Lynn Coady
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Watching You Without Me
Author(s): Lynn Coady
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2020 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Watching You Without Me: A novel
Author(s): Lynn Coady
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   


October 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Watching You Without Me
Author(s): Lynn Coady
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA