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Leaves on Frozen Ground
Guernica Editions (Guernica World Editions), Fall 2019
230 pages
ePub (eBook)
ISBN13: 9781771833462
ISBN10: 1771833467
$9.95 Canada, $9.95 US
Céline Vaillancourt saw the untamed forest in shades of apprehension. But Edmund, her 11-year-old son, was possessed of a different vision, as though he had put the very same brooding colors together and produced a painting shot through with adventure and the light of discovery. There was no talking to him. But talk no longer seemed to matter. Edmund was his father's son, stubborn and willful. His dog and the wild country beyond their orchard owned his heart. But now it was December, and cold. And neither dog nor boy were paying attention.
Céline would recall the orchard, the leaves just beginning to turn, and the sky still and blue and cold, the way it was in the waning days of fall before the arctic storms began roaring in off Superior. The silence. That was how it had been. The silence stuck in her head. She had not heard the shots.

Books by Dave Carty

Leaves on Frozen Ground