About this book
Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
In 1968, into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal Labrador, a mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once.
Only three people are privy to the secret — the baby's parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbour, Thomasina. Together the adults make a difficult decision: to raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows to adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting culture of his father, his shadow-self — a girl he thinks of as "Annabel" — is never entirely extinguished, and indeed is secretly nurtured by the women in his life.
Haunting, sweeping in scope, and stylistically reminiscent of Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, Annabel is a compelling tale about one person's struggle to discover the truth about their birth and self in a culture that shuns contradiction.
Now featuring a preview of Kathleen Winter's nonfiction work, Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage.
About the Author
Kathleen Winter is a novelist, short-story writer and scriptwriter. She lives in Montreal, Quebec. Visit Kathleen Winter's blog: http://kathleenwinter.livejournal.com/ Follow Kathleen on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/supremetronic/
Awards and Praise
- Short-listed Governor General's Award: Fiction, 2010
- Short-listed Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2010
- Commended Quill and Quire Books of the Year, 2010
- Short-listed CBC Bookies: Best Scene, 2011
- Winner Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, 2011
- Short-listed OLA Evergreen Award, 2011
- Winner Independent Literary Awards, 2010
- Long-listed ReLit Awards: Novel, 2011
- Commended New York Times Editors' Choice, 2011
- Commended Vancouver Sun Top 10 Canadian Books of the Year, 2010