House of Anansi Press

Caught

Written by Lisa Moore

Published May 24, 2013 | ISBN 9781770892392
FICTION / Literary

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Regular price $16.95 CAD

304 pages
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About this book

Caught

Lisa Moore

Now a major CBC original television series starring Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), Paul Gross (Alias Grace, Hyena Road, Passchendaele), Tori Anderson (Open Heart, No Tomorrow), Eric Johnson (Fifty Shades Darker, The Knick, Smallville), Charlotte Sullivan (Chicago Fire, Disappearance), Greg Bryk (Bitten, Frontier) and Enuka Okuma (Rookie Blue, Battle of Sexes). Produced by Take The Shot Productions. Executive producers include Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe, John Vatcher, Alex Patrick, Peter Blackie, Rob Blackie, and Michael Levine.

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. But first, he’s got to get himself across a vast country full of watchful eyes, booby traps, and friends who might be foes.

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

About the Author

Lisa Moore

Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of the novels Caught, February, and Alligator. Caught was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize and is now a major CBC television series starring Allan Hawco. February won CBC’s Canada Reads competition, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and was named a New Yorker Best Book of the Year and a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Alligator was a finalist for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean region), and was a national bestseller. Her story collection Open was a finalist for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize and a national bestseller. Her most recent work is a collection of short stories called Something for Everyone. Lisa lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Awards and Praise
A superbly written novel that crosses literary boundaries, Caught will surely garner [Moore] even wider readership.
  • Short-listed Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2013
  • Commended Amazon.ca Best Books: Editors' Picks, 2013
  • Commended Quill & Quire Books of the Year: Fiction, 2013
  • Short-listed Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2013
  • Commended Globe and Mail Top 100 Books, 2013