Stay

Stay

Aislinn Hunter

Literature & Fiction / Poetry / Mystery

Stay follows Abbey, a young woman from Canada now living in a village outside Galway. She falls in love with Dermot, an older Irish man, in an unconventional, affectionate but troubled relationship.      The extraordinary skill of Stay lies in its unsentimental depiction of modern Ireland. The inhabitants of Dermot's village form a riotous and poignant chorus, commenting on their rapidly changing world with wit and insight. Here is a beautiful, funny and richly rewarding novel about history and obligation, and above all, the meaning of human connection in a land poised uneasily between past and present.Review• "For all the complexity in Hunter's book . . . there is also a minute attention to detail and an elegance in the natural dialogue. Hunter heaps ideas on you, ideas you want to stop and think about, in such a subtle, tender way that you never feel assaulted, but rather protected." --The Globe and Mail • "Hunter has created a redolent, peat-reeking sense of Ireland, mournful but sometimes blackly hilarious. . . . The smell of life is what makes Stay so compelling." --Vancouver SunAbout the AuthorAISLINN HUNTER's acclaimed collection of stories, What's Left Us, was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award and the ReLit Prize. Her masterful poetry collection, Into the Early Hours, was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Prize and won the Gerald Lampert Award.
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The World Before Us

The World Before Us

Aislinn Hunter

Literature & Fiction / Poetry / Mystery

In the tradition of A. S. Byatt's Possession, a hauntingly poignant novel about madness, loss, and the ties that bind our past to our present Deep in the woods of northern England, somewhere between a dilapidated estate and an abandoned Victorian asylum, fifteen-year-old Jane Standen lived through a nightmare. She was babysitting a sweet young girl named Lily, and in one fleeting moment, lost her. The little girl was never found, leaving her family and Jane devastated. Twenty years later, Jane is an archivist at a small London museum that is about to close for lack of funding. As a final research project--an endeavor inspired in part by her painful past--Jane surveys the archives for information related to another missing person: a woman who disappeared over one hundred years ago in the same woods where Lily was lost. As Jane pieces moments in history together, a portrait of a fascinating group of people starts to unfurl. Inexplicably tied...
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