Nightfall

Nightfall

Book - 2016
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From the acclaimed writer of the beloved Clara Callan comes a memorable new novel about first loves, love-after-love, and the end of things, set during summer in Quebec City.

James Hillyer, a retired university professor whose life was evocatively described in Wright's novel October , is now barely existing after the death of his beloved daughter in her forties. On a whim, he tries to locate the woman he fell in love with so many years ago on a summer trip to Quebec and through the magic of the Internet he is able to find her. But Odette's present existence seems to be haunted by ghosts from her own past, in particular, the tough ex-con Raoul, with his long-standing grievances and the beginnings of dementia. The collision of past and present leads to violence nobody could have predicted and alters the lives of James and Odette forever.

Nightfall skillfully captures the way in which our past is ever-present in our minds as we grow older, casting its spell of lost loves and the innocent joys of youth over the realities of aging and death. The novel is skillfully grounded in observation, propelled by unforgettable characters, and filled with wisdom about young love and old love. Drawing on the author's profound understanding of the intimate bonds between men and women, Nightfall is classic Richard B. Wright.
Publisher: Toronto : Phyllis Bruce Editions, Simon & Schuster Canada, 2016.
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada edition.
ISBN: 9781476785370
Characteristics: 171 pages ; 22 cm

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brianreynolds Mar 30, 2017

Wow!

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fpsutka
Dec 28, 2016

This is a short and interesting novel - a quick read. However you must read his novel October first as this one is really a sequel.

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MillieBT
Sep 05, 2016

An excellent short read about an elderly couple that meet after 60 years.....I'm walking and talking and drinking and having dinner with this couple...will definitely read more of this Canadian author

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