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Summer Gone (Audiobook)

Summer Gone (Audiobook)

Duration:  2h 30m Abridged
Pub Date: August 30, 2000
BTC Audiobooks  /  Fiction  /  Novels
Audio Cassette:   9780864922816    $18.95

Nominated for the 1999 Giller Prize and winner of the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Prize, Summer Gone is set among the islands and lakes of Canada's cottage country.

Narrated by Eric Schneider, a familiar voice to CBC listeners for his radio work, it tells the stories of three generations of lost summers and of the characters that inhabited them: the girl in the blue bathing suit, the impenetrable and doomed camp councillor; the wife who comes alive to the rhythms of a cottage summer but who remains blind to the secret that will change her life irrevocably. The primary story is that of a divorced father and his young son, separated by estrangement and how the silence is broken.
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David Macfarlane is the author of the acclaimed family memoir of Newfoundland, The Danger Tree, which won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Non-Fiction in 1992. He began his career as a writer and editor with Weekend Magazine and has since been published in Saturday Night, Maclean's, Toronto Life, and Books in Canada. He is the recipient of eleven National Magazine Awards, the Sovereign Award for Magazine Journalism, an Author's Award for Magazine Writing, and a recent national newspaper award for his weekly column in The Globe and Mail. He has written and produced a documentary and won a Gemini for his television work. In 1999, Summer Gone was nominated for the Giller Prize and in 2000 it was the co-winner of the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award.

Eric Schneider is a familiar voice to CBC listeners for his radio work. He has appeared in the television series Highlander, Stargate, The Outer Limits and Poltergeist: The Legacy. Among his many stage roles are Polonius in Hamlet and Old Simon in Lilies.


"Macfarlane's prose feels like music set to words, and this story of family secrets, memories, and the delicate bond between a father and son is splendid. Eric Schneider's dramatic, thoughtful, lightly poetic performance is perfectly suited to the mateiral." — Globe and Mail