Caught

By Lisa Moore
Grove Press, Hardcover, 9780802122124, 318pp.

Publication Date: February 2014

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Outsanding . . . Surprising and superb . . . A literary adventure story . . . Gripping, detailed, and wholly convincing . . . A supremely human book . . . combining the complexity of the best literary fiction with the page-turning compulsive readability of a thriller.”National Post

"In the creation of David Slaney, Lisa Moore brings us an unforgettable character, embodying the exuberance and energy of misspent youth. Caught is a propulsive and harrowing read."Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers


Lisa Moore, Canada Reads” latest winner and a New Yorker Best Book of the Year author, is known for subtly crafted narratives that are at once sharp and impressionistic. Through an acute ear for dialogue and pared down prose, Moore's characters are startlingly present and instantly persuasive. In her new novel, Caught, Moore’s dangerously appealing new protagonist is unlike any she's imagined before: a modern Billy the Kid, a swaggering folk-hero-in-the making who busts out of prison to embark on one last great heist and win back the woman he loves.

Caught begins with a prison break. Twenty-five-year-old David Slaney, locked up on charges of marijuana possession, has escaped his cell and sprinted to the highway. There, he is picked up by a friend of his sister’s and transported to a strip bar where he survives his first night on the run. But evading the cops isn’t his only objective; Slaney intends to track down his old partner, Hearn, and get back into the drug business. Along the way, Slaney’s fugitive journey across Canada rushes vibrantly to life as he visits an old flame and adopts numerous guises to outpace authorities: hitchhiker, houseguest, student, lover. When finally he reunites with Hearn just steps ahead of a detective hell-bent on making a high-profile arrest, their scheme sends Slaney to Mexico, Colombia, and back again on an epic quest fueled by luck, charm, and unbending conviction.

Moore's most plot-driven novel to date, Caught is a thrillingly charged escapade that thrums with energy and suspense and deftly captures a moment in the late 1970s before the almost folkloric glamour surrounding pot smuggling turned violent. Ripe with bravado, love, ambition, and folly, Caught is about trust and deceit, about the risks we take for the lives we want and the mistakes we can’t outrun.




About the Author
Lisa Moore was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, and was educated at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her first novel, Alligator, won the 2006 Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book Award, Caribbean and Canada Region and was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Award and the Giller Prize. Her latest novel, February, was nominated for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.



Praise For Caught

PRAISE FOR CAUGHT

Moore combines the propulsive storytelling of a beach-book thriller with the skilled use of language and penetrating insights of literary fiction. She pulls it off seamlessly, creating a vivid, compulsively readable tale that will have you searching out the Newfoundlander’s previous worksincluding 2005’s Giller Prize nominated Alligator and 2010’s February, which won the Canada Reads” competitionif you aren’t already familiar with them.”Penthouse

Propulsive, adrenalin-drenched[infused with] searingly fresh language and sharply drawn characters This foray into so-called genre fiction by an exemplar of so-called literary fiction sacrifices nothing in terms of style.” Leah Hager Cohen, The Globe and Mail

Outsanding . . . Surprising and superb . . . A literary adventure story . . . Gripping, detailed, and wholly convincing . . . A supremely human book . . . combining the complexity of the best literary fiction with the page-turning compulsive readability of a thriller.”National Post

"In the creation of David Slaney, Lisa Moore brings us an unforgettable character, embodying the exuberance and energy of misspent youth. Caught is a propulsive and harrowing read."Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers

Exhilarating a memorably oddball and alluring novel that’s simultaneously breezy, taut, funny, and insightful.” The Vancouver Sun

A pleasure to read Moore’s mastery of language and imagesets her apart.” Quill and Quire

Witty, retrospective, eloquent and exciting.”Chatelaine

"[Lisa Moore’s] written a new kind of legend for a new Newfoundland."Reader's Digest

"This is an author who grips you with her impeccable use of language. The novel walks a great line between paperback levity and psychological intelligenceexactly what you want in a summer read."Maclean's

"Even we, as readers, will be caught by the timbre and skill of Moore’s storytelling and her careful sculpting of characters."Chronicle Herald

"[T]his novel that is rife with realness, and beauty, and tension; so much it hurts, in the best possible way."Newfoundland Quarterly

"As trippy, mellow, and revelatory as Hearn’s weed, Caught takes pleasure from rewriting crime formulas and gives pleasure in doing so."The Vancouver Sun

"Lisa Moore’s new book is a beautiful piece of writing" Winnipeg Free Press

Exhilarating a memorably oddball and alluring novel that’s simultaneously breezy, taut, funny, and insightful.” The Vancouver Sun

A pleasure to read Moore’s mastery of language and imagesets her apart.” Quill and Quire

Witty, retrospective, eloquent and exciting.”Chatelaine

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