Written by Nadia Bozak
Publication Date April 25, 2014
Anansi is thrilled to reissue Orphan Love, Nadia Bozak’s critically acclaimed debut — now featuring the first chapter of her second novel, El Niño.
Winter is giving way to spring in Black Dew Seat, a rugged outpost buried in the backwoods of northern Ontario. The year is 1989, and Bozak is on the run, fleeing a buried body and an unthinkable betrayal. She stumbles onto Dave, a Native rocker with a dark past, a beat-up canoe, and an escape route via the Hudson River to New York City. But their journey to the new world becomes a dangerous game of the hunter and the hunted when Dave’s past catches up with him and Bozak’s thirst for revenge won’t be quenched.
Weaving together the lonely landscape of northern Ontario with the man-made terrain of New York City, Nadia Bozak has written a beautiful, dark, and wholly original love story about two subterranean souls, searching for redemption.
NADIA BOZAK is the critically acclaimed author of the novels El Niño and Orphan Love. She is also the author of The Cinematic Footprint: Lights, Cameras, Natural Resources, a work of film theory. She is Assistant Professor of English at Carlton University in Ottawa.