The Honey Locust
by Jeffrey Round
ISBN 9781897151389 | eISBN 9781770860124 | 5.25" x 8" | TPB | $21
Categories:Fiction - Literary
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SynopsisGlobe-trotting photojournalist Angela Thomas has spent all thirty-two years of her life dreaming of far-off places. Nothing that has happened to her thus far — the dysfunction of her family, the failure of her marriage — can convince her that ‘home’ is where she belongs. Though she won’t admit it, her job is as much an escape as it is a passion. Every foreign assignment is a chance to trade gnawing family conflicts in for situations that may kill her but won’t break her heart.
Everything changes when Angela is sent to cover the war in Yugoslavia. She has survived strife and destruction before, but this time is different; this time, the people around her refuse to remain at arm’s length, filtered by a camera lens. Through the unexpected attachments she makes, Angela’s eyes are finally opened to a view that casts her old life and her old problems in a completely different light.
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"Elegantly written ... explores the interface between the great, tragic events of the Bosnian conflict and the domestic tragedies and conflicts of a Canadian family."
- DM Thomas
"This is a book of insightful humanity, one that understands our frailties and knows that courage comes in many forms."
- Anne Michaels, author of The Winter Vault and Fugitive Pieces
"Subtle and searching story, more intent on registering the ambivalences of familial and political situations in their full and often irresolvable complexity ... Round manages to keep the narrative brisk in this somewhat crowded ensemble piece and avoids caricature in his rendering of family life."
- Literary Review of Canada