Author: Kenneth J. Harvey
Publisher: Random House Canada; First Edition edition (March 28, 2006)
Category: World Literature
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Kenneth Joseph Thomas Harvey (born 22 January 1962) is an award-winning Canadian novelist, filmmaker, and journalist. Harvey was born on 22 January 1962 in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Kenneth J. Harvey’s books are published in the US, the UK, Russia, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, France and Japan. His novel The Town That Forgot How to Breathe (Raincoast) garnered raves and will appear this fall in the US from St. Martin’s Press
Kenneth J. Martin’s Press. In Canada, it won the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Harvey’s works have also been nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. He lives with his family in a Newfoundland outport. Библиографические данные.
International bestselling author Kenneth J. Harvey's books are published in Canada, the US, the UK, Russia, Germany, China, Japan, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and France.
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Kenneth J. Harvey's novel about a man who returns home after serving time in prison won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2006. He had sat in the same admitting office fourteen years ago. He had taken in every detail then. Published by Vintage Canada.
224pp, Harvill Secker, £1. 9 But I think the book's underlying problem is its refusal to clarify the original crime. 9. In outline, Kenneth J Harvey's Inside, which comes ringingly endorsed by John Banville, has the makings of a gripping story, though its premise may lack the wildness of its acclaimed predecessor, The Town That Forgot How to Breathe (JM Coetzee did the honours on that one). But I think the book's underlying problem is its refusal to clarify the original crime.
Harvey's works have also been nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Newfoundland noir - with knuckleheads. Harvey is adept at nailing their ridiculous dreams and pointless concerns; self-deception is his characters' drug of choice. Friends die, cops snarl and skies darken. It's all pretty unrelenting, but Harvey tempers it with some gritty humour. Randy, Myrden's loyal and protective best friend, is quick both with his fists and a neat line in barfly wit. Harvey expertly captures Myrden's life of alcohol and alienation in a punchy rat-a-tat-tat vernacular: "Incarceration. People telling him it was a mistake.
Harvey tests our patience, but that unsettled feeling gnaws at you the same way it's probably chewing up Myrden as he struggles to find an even keel on the outside. The ending is rough, bleak. I'm not giving anything away.
A taut, masterful novel of friends and enemies, family and fate, and the relative nature of freedom. Harvey tests our patience, but that unsettled feeling gnaws at you the same way it's probably chewing up Myrden as he struggles to find an even keel on the outside.