Nights Below Station Street
By David Adams Richards
(Emblem Editions, Paperback, 9780771076275, 232pp.)
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
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David Adams Richards’ Governor General’s Award-winning novel is a powerful tale of resignation and struggle, fierce loyalties and compassion. This book is the first in Richards’ acclaimed Miramichi trilogy. Set in a small mill town in northern New Brunswick, it draws us into the lives of a community of people who live there, including: Joe Walsh, isolated and strong in the face of a drinking problem; his wife, Rita, willing to believe the best about people; and their teenage daughter Adele, whose nature is rebellious and wise, and whose love for her father wars with her desire for independence. Richards’ unforgettable characters are linked together in conflict, and in articulate love and understanding. Their plight as human beings is one we share.
David Adams Richards is the acclaimed author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including The Giller Prize–winning Mercy Among the Children, The Friends of Meager Fortune, and, most recently, River of the Brokenhearted.
Praise for Nights Below Station Street:
“David Adams Richards has illuminated the human struggle for love and belonging.…”
“Richards depicts his characters with such searing fidelity that we are forced to marvel at his talent.”
–Globe and Mail
“An exploration of the nature of love and the process of redemption.…”
“A warning label should be attached to every copy: You’ll hate for this book to end.”
–Halifax Daily News