A NovelBook - 2008
Knopf Canada's newest Face of Fiction is Nicolas Dickner, author of a critically lauded, award-winning literary sensation in Quebec, a bestseller when published in 2005. Get ready for the joyride that is Nikolski. One cannot say it enough: this book is the discovery of the year. . . . The humour is striking; his vision stunning. Carole Beaulieu, L'actualite Awards for the French-language edition: Prix des libraires 2006 Prix litteraire des collegiens 2006 Prix Anne-Hebert 2006 (Best first book) Prix Printemps des Lecteurs-Lavinal Spring 1989. Three young people-Noah, Joyce and an unnamed narrator-leave their far-flung birthplaces to follow their own personal songs of migration. Each ends up in Montreal, each on a voyage of self-discovery, dealing with the mishaps of heartbreak and the twisted branches of their shared family tree. With humour, charm and the sure touch of a born storyteller, Nicolas Dickner crafts a tale that shows the surprising links between garbage-obsessed archeologists, pirates past and present, earthquake victims, sea snakes, several very large tuna fish, an illiterate deep-sea diver, a Commodore 64, a mysterious book with no cover, and a broken compass whose needle obstinately points to the Aleutian village of Nikolski.
Publisher: Toronto : A.A. Knopf Canada / Vintage Canada, c2008
Branch Call Number: FIC DIC
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 22 cm