Caught

Category: Book
By (author): Moore, Lisa
Subject:  FICTION / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Literary
Awards: Quill & Quire Books of the Year: Fiction (2013) Commended
Scotiabank Giller Prize (2013) Short-listed
Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize (2013) Short-listed
Globe and Mail Top 100 Books (2013) Commended
Amazon.ca Best Books: Editors' Picks (2013) Commended
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Published: February 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 8.00in x 5.25in x 0.78in
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From The Publisher*

Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Selected as an Amazon.ca Best Book and for The Globe 100 Books in 2013.

Now available in paperback, internationally acclaimed author Lisa Moore offers us a remarkable novel about a man who escapes from prison to embark upon one of the most ambitious pot-smuggling adventures ever attempted.

It's June, 1978, and David Slaney can be sure of only one thing. He can't get caught; not this time. He's escaped from prison and has got to make good on the heist that went wrong, win back the woman he loves, and make a big enough profit to buy himself a new life. First, though, he must get himself across a vast country full of watchful eyes, booby traps, and friends who might be foes.

Here are bravado and betrayal, bad weather and worse seas, love, lust, undercover agents, the collusion of governments, innocence and the loss thereof, and many, many bales of marijuana. Here, too, is the seeming invincibility of youth and all the folly that it allows.

Caught is exuberant, relentlessly suspenseful, and utterly unique - an adventure novel the way only Lisa Moore could write it.

From The Publisher*Now available in paperback, internationally acclaimed author Lisa Moore offers us a remarkable novel about a man who escapes from prison to embark upon one of the most ambitious pot-smuggling adventures ever attempted.
Review Quote*Even we, as readers, will be caught by the timbre and skill of Moore's storytelling and her careful sculpting of characters.
Review Quote*With linguistic verve and a magnified curiosity about whatever passes through her field of vision, Moore elevates the cops-and-robbers subgenre to literary respectability.
Review Quote*In the creation of David Slaney, Lisa Moore brings us an unforgettable character, embodying the exuberance and energy of misspent youth. Caught is a propulsive and harrowing read.
Review Quote*Caught is an outstanding novel, combining the complexity of the best literary fiction with the page-turning compulsive readability of a thriller.
Review Quote*[Lisa Moore's] written a new kind of legend for a new Newfoundland.
Review Quote*[T]his novel that is rife with realness, and beauty, and tension; so much it hurts, in the best possible way.
Review Quote*Moore's prose is as vivid as ever...
Review Quote*…precise, compressed, intimately rhythmic, mesmerizingly smart.