by Tessa McWatt
Publication Date: June 29, 2007
Over the course of the evening following the burial of his older brother, David, Simon and his partner, Faye, struggle to reconcile their pasts through the prism of the brother who brought them together, but who also drove them apart. A flood of memory — of childhoods in Canada and the Caribbean, of youthful hopes and adult choices — swirls about this haunting multi-layered novel about the shifting nature of love and belonging.
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
FIC019000 FICTION / Literary
Shortlisted, 2001 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction
Shortlisted, 2001 Toronto Book Award
“Dragons Cry is a lyrical evocation of history and memories drawn from characters that move between places and cultures. McWatt explores a fractured family with sympathy and courage.”
—Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction jury citation
“Tessa McWatt showed a ton of promise in her first novel, Out of My Skin, but nothing to prepare us for such an exquisite follow-up. Dragons Cry is complex, subtle, emotionally rich and very smart … This is a small press book that deserves major attention.”
“A story told in deceptively simple, often beautifully turned fragments becomes a yearning, complex, lyrical whole. Dragons Cry is passionate, moving, and true.”
—Ronan Bennett, author of The Catastrophist
“If Sherlock Holmes had a granddaughter, she'd definitely be a clever and devilishly curious woman like Portia Adams. That's what Misri — who has written several essays on Holmes, as well as three other Adams books — believes and she's convinced me.” — Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail