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Catching the Light

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This was the line between here and there. No landwash, no vague intertidal zone, no undecided. She stood at the edge, a mass of instincts and yearnings and despair, while the dawn painted itself in around her, shade by delicate shade.

The kids call her Lighthouse: no lights on up there. In a small town, everyone knows when you can't read. But Cathy is just distracted by the light, lines, and artistry of everyday life. She is a talented artist growing up in tiny Mariners Cove and yearns for acceptance. She dreams of enrolling in art school, but getting there will be a struggle. Hutch Parsons is everything Cathy is not: charismatic, popular, smart. Overflowing with energy, he is confident in his plans for the future. But one icy evening his world is upended and those plans are swept away.

Dancing between points of view, Catching the Light explores the ordinary lives of two extraordinary people. With gorgeously lyrical language and a strong sense of place, this tender novel announces a bright new voice in Atlantic fiction. Winner of the 2014 Percy Janes First Novel Award for an unpublished manuscript.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"This novel is full of adversity and heartbreak, art and redemption, fear and bravery, and ultimately, love in all its fine shadings, tones and colours." - Lisa Moore

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April 2018 : Canada Paperback

Title: Catching the Light
Author(s): Susan Sinnott
ISBN: 1-77108-596-7 / 978-1-77108-596-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Vagrant Press
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