Awards
Desmond Elliott Prize Best Book (nominee)
It is summer and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. As the forests blaze, Alan West heads into their shadows, returning from university to his grandfather's home in the remote Kootenay Valley, wherethe man who raised him has suffered a heart attack. Confronting his own mortality, the tough and taciturn Cecil West has a dying request for his grandson: track down the father Alan has never known so that the old man can make peace with him.

And so Alan begins his search for the elusive Jack West, a man who skipped town before his son could walk and of whom his grandfather has always refused to speak. His quest will lead him to Archer, an old American soldier who decades ago went AWOL across the border into Canada. Archer has been carrying a heavy burden for many years, and through him Alan learns the stories of two broken families who came together, got too close, and then fell apart in tragic ways.

Ballistics is a remarkable first novel, about family ties and the wounds that can linger for generations when those relationships are betrayed.


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"Wilson's voice is distinctive, confident and completely enthralling." - Geoff Dyer


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Hardback Editions

July 2014 : UK Hardback

Title: Ballistics
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 1-4448-2027-3 / 978-1-4448-2027-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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August 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ballistics
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 1-4088-3376-X / 978-1-4088-3376-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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June 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ballistics: A Novel
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 1-62040-077-4 / 978-1-62040-077-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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May 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ballistics: A Novel
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 0-670-06575-7 / 978-0-670-06575-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ballistics
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 1-4088-3378-6 / 978-1-4088-3378-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ballistics: A Novel
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 0-14-318009-6 / 978-0-14-318009-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ballistics: A Novel
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 1-62040-078-2 / 978-1-62040-078-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ballistics
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 1-4088-4467-2 / 978-1-4088-4467-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Ballistics
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 1-4890-8465-7 / 978-1-4890-8465-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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March 2014 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Ballistics
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 1-4862-0654-9 / 978-1-4862-0654-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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July 2013 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Ballistics
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 1-74316-798-9 / 978-1-74316-798-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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July 2013 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Ballistics
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 1-74316-800-4 / 978-1-74316-800-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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July 2013 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Ballistics
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 1-74316-799-7 / 978-1-74316-799-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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July 2013 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Ballistics
Author(s): D W Wilson
ISBN: 1-74316-801-2 / 978-1-74316-801-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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July 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ballistics
Author(s): D W Wilson
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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July 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ballistics
Author(s): D W Wilson
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Ballistics: A Novel
Author(s): D W Wilson
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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May 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ballistics
Author(s): D W Wilson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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May 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ballistics: A Novel (Upfronts)
Author(s): D W Wilson
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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