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The Innocents

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
From best-selling, award-winning author Michael Crummey comes a sweeping, heart-wrenching, deeply immersive novel about a brother and sister alone in a small world.

A brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated cove on Newfoundland's northern coastline. Their home is a stretch of rocky shore governed by the feral ocean, by a relentless pendulum of abundance and murderous scarcity. Still children with only the barest notion of the outside world, they have nothing but the family's boat and the little knowledge passed on haphazardly by their mother and father to keep them.

As they fight for their own survival through years of meagre catches and storms and ravaging illness, it is their fierce loyalty to each other that motivates and sustains them. But as seasons pass and they wade deeper into the mystery of their own natures, even that loyalty will be tested.

This novel is richly imagined and compulsively readable, a riveting story of hardship and survival, and an unflinching exploration of the bond between brother and sister. By turns electrifying and heartbreaking, it is a testament to the bounty and barbarity of the world, to the wonders and strangeness of our individual selves.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Innocents: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Crummey
ISBN: 0-385-54542-8 / 978-0-385-54542-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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August 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Innocents
Author(s): Michael Crummey
ISBN: 0-385-68541-6 / 978-0-385-68541-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Innocents
Author(s): Michael Crummey
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August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Innocents
Author(s): Michael Crummey
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Kindle Editions

November 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Innocents: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Crummey
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   


August 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Innocents
Author(s): Michael Crummey
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA