Cool Water

Cool Water

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Contemporary Juliet, Saskatchewan is a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of town — the welcome sign promises a population of one thousand and eleven — so it’s easy to believe that nothing of consequence takes place there. But the heart of Juliet beats with rich stories of its inhabitants; the foundling, who now owns the farm his adoptive family left, still uncertain of the history that brought him to their back porch; the local bank manager, faltering under the responsibility he carries, respected but resented for the power he holds; the pregnant teenager and her mother, planning their fairy tale wedding; the desperate father who has watched his home and livelihood slip slowly away; a shy couple, well beyond middle-age, stumbling toward a recognition of their feelings for one another; a camel named Antoinette; and the ubiquitous wind and sand that forever shift the landscape. They all bring the prairie desert and the town of Juliet to vivid life in this funny, tragic and touching novel.


Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Cooke International

rights sold: US (Amy Einhorn Books); ANZ (Allen & Unwin); Canada English (Phyllis Bruce Books/HarperCollins); World French (Presses de la Cité)

rights available: World

Additional Information

number of pages: 320

publication date: 03/08/2010

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: complete manuscript