|By (author):||Snyder, Carrie|
|Subject:||FICTION / Canadian|
|FICTION / Family Life|
|FICTION / Literary|
|FICTION / Psychological|
|Publisher:||Knopf Random Vintage Canada|
|Size:||8.00in x 5.18in|
|From The Publisher*||A suspenseful and poignant tale from an award-winning writer about a girl navigating chaotic family life in a close-knit small town.|
This story starts with Francie: a panicked girl holding a gun and desperately looking for a place to hide. From this gripping opening scene, each chapter swoops us into the life of a separate character who has interacted with Francie-until gradually a full and startling picture comes into view. As if walking through a labyrinth towards the heart of the matter, we slowly but surely piece together what has brought Francie to her breaking point, uncovering the complicity of an entire community in what happens to one child.
In Francie's Got a Gun, award-winning writer Carrie Snyder assembles a cast of unforgettable, tragi-comic characters who are equal parts well-intentioned and fatally flawed, compassionate and blind. Here is a beautifully constructed, multi-layered, propulsive novel that is also deeply humane-and a memorable, affecting examination of complex dynamics that, once set in motion, irrevocably seal the fate of a child, a family and a close-knit community.
|Biographical Note||CARRIE SNYDER is an award-winning Canadian writer who has published three books of literary fiction and two books for children. Her most recent, bestselling novel, Girl Runner, was a finalist for the Writers' Trust Prize and published in twelve countries. Her novel-in-stories, The Juliet Stories, was a finalist for the 2012 Governor General's Award for Fiction. She is a consulting editor for The New Quarterly magazine and publishes an award-winning literary blog, Obscure CanLit Mama. Carrie Snyder lives in Waterloo, Ontario.|