Available inTP TP EB BuyFormatTrade PaperbackLength336 pagesPublisherEmblem EditionsPublishedApril 2, 2013List Price$17.99 CADISBN9780771068638Category
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Everybody Has Everything
A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year, and longlisted for the Giller Prize, Katrina Onstad's second novel is an emotionally riveting exploration of what happens in the marriage of an urban professional couple when they suddenly and unexpectedly become the parents of a toddler.
"Tenderly observed and elegantly drawn," (Vincent Lam) the vivid, utterly believable characters in this perceptive and poignant novel experience the challenges and joys of modern love in all its many permutations.
After a car accident leaves their friend Marcus dead and his wife Sarah in a coma, Ana and James are shocked to discover that they are the legal guardians of a 2½-year-old. Finn's crash-landing in their lives throws into high relief deeply rooted, and sometimes long-hidden, truths about themselves, both individually and as a couple. Ultimately, they must face a question that remains virtually taboo in contemporary life: Can everyone be a parent?
"More ambitious and assured than Onstad's debut, but just as gripping. . . . Ana and James are thoroughly convincing and their agony and triumphs compelling in this impressive sophomore effort." - Globe and Mail
"A literary excursion into the poignancy and murkiness of loss, parenting and marriage. . . . This is sharp, edgy writing. . . . Onstad mines the emotions of flawed and wounded characters. . . . Impressive . . . intelligent, ambitious and unsettling. . . . Most definitely memorable." - Winnipeg Free Press
"Unsparingly honest. . . . Never sentimental but always compassionate, this compelling book is hard to put down." - Hello magazine