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Ballistics : a novel

A family drama with two narratives, both set in Western Canada, 30 years apart. In 2003, while the firestorm rages through Kelowna, Alan West is asked to rescue his estranged father, Jack, who abandoned him as a baby. Alan's grandfather has suffered a heart attack and wants to see his son once more before he dies. So Alan sets off with a box full of photos, newspaper clippings, and other items that once belonged to his father. His quest takes him deeper and deeper into the fires, and he encounters people from his past he never knew - and a dangerous American who knows far more than he ever lets on.

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  • "Eigentlich hat Alan West Wichtigeres zu tun, als in diesem Sommer durch die brennenden Rockies zu fahren: nämlich endlich seine Abschlussarbeit und sein Liebesdrama mit Darby zu beenden. Doch dann erleidet sein Grossvater "Gramps" einen Herzinfarkt und möchte nach fast dreissig Jahren noch einmal seinen Sohn Jack, Alans Vater, sehen. Und so begibt sich Alan mit Gramps" altem Freund Archer und Familienhund Puck in einem alten Ranger auf eine abenteuerliche Fahrt durch lodernde Berge. Eine Reise in die Vergangenheit, die Archer mitseinem Leben konfrontiert und den jungen Alan mit seiner Herkunft. Eine Geschichte um Verrat, um Liebe und Hass und um das, was im Leben bleibt, wenn alle fortgegangen sind, die man liebt oder zu lieben glaubt. Ein Roman, in dem man die Luft der kanadischen Wälder atmet und die Kleinstadtatmosphäre auf der Haut spürt. D.W. Wilson, geboren und aufgewachsen in den Kleinstädten von Kootenay Valley, British Columbia. Ausgezeichnet mit dem meistbegehrten Literatur-Stipendium der University of East Anglia, dem Man Booker Prize-Fellowship. Seine Erzählungen erschienen in literarischen Zeitschriften in England, USA und Kanada und wurden ausgezeichnet mit dem BBC National Short Story Award 2011. Lebt in Cambridge. "Once You Break a Knuckle", sein erster Erzählband, war auf der Shortlist für den Dylan Thomas Prize 2013."
  • "A family drama with two narratives, both set in Western Canada, 30 years apart. In 2003, while the firestorm rages through Kelowna, Alan West is asked to rescue his estranged father, Jack, who abandoned him as a baby. Alan's grandfather has suffered a heart attack and wants to see his son once more before he dies. So Alan sets off with a box full of photos, newspaper clippings, and other items that once belonged to his father. His quest takes him deeper and deeper into the fires, and he encounters people from his past he never knew - and a dangerous American who knows far more than he ever lets on."@en
  • "It is summer and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. As the forests blaze, Alan West heads into their shadows, returning from university to his grandfather's home in the remote Kootenay Valley, wherethe man who raised him has suffered a heart attack. Confronting his own mortality, the tough and taciturn Cecil West has a dying request for his grandson: track down the father Alan has never known so that the old man can make peace with him. And so Alan begins his search for the elusive Jack West, a man who skipped town before his son could walk and of whom his grandfather has always refused to speak. His quest will lead him to Archer, an old American soldier who decades ago went AWOL across the border into Canada. Archer has been carrying a heavy burden for many years, and through him Alan learns the stories of two broken families who came together, got too close, and then fell apart in tragic ways."
  • "It is summer and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. As the forests blaze, Alan West heads into their shadows, returning from university to his grandfather's home in the remote Kootenay Valley, wherethe man who raised him has suffered a heart attack. Confronting his own mortality, the tough and taciturn Cecil West has a dying request for his grandson: track down the father Alan has never known so that the old man can make peace with him. And so Alan begins his search for the elusive Jack West, a man who skipped town before his son could walk and of whom his grandfather has always refused to speak. His quest will lead him to Archer, an old American soldier who decades ago went AWOL across the border into Canada. Archer has been carrying a heavy burden for many years, and through him Alan learns the stories of two broken families who came together, got too close, and then fell apart in tragic ways."@en
  • "Terwijl er grote bosbranden in Canada woeden, vraagt een stervende grootvader aan zijn kleinzoon om zijn sinds lang verdwenen zoon (de vader van de kleinzoon) op te sporen."
  • "It is summer, and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. As the forests blaze, Alan West heads into their shadows, returning from university to his grandfather's home in the remote Kootenay Valley, where the man who raised him has suffered a heart attack. Confronting his own mortality, the tough and taciturn Cecil West has a dying request for his grandson: track down the father Alan has never known so that the old man can make peace with him. And so Alan begins his search for the elusive Jack West, a man who skipped town before his son could walk and of whom his grandfather has always refused to speak. His quest will lead him to Archer, an old American soldier who decades ago went AWOL across the border into Canada. Archer has been carrying a heavy burden for many years, and through him Alan learns the stories of two broken families who came together, got too close, and then fell apart in tragic ways. Ballistics is a remarkable first novel, about family ties and the wounds that can linger for generations when those relationships are betrayed."@en
  • "It is summer, and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. As the forests blaze, Alan West heads into their shadows, returning from university to his grandfather's home in the remote Kootenay Valley, where the man who raised him has suffered a heart attack. Confronting his own mortality, the tough and taciturn Cecil West has a dying request for his grandson: track down the father Alan has never known so that the old man can make peace with him. And so Alan begins his search for the elusive Jack West, a man who skipped town before his son could walk and of whom his grandfather has always refused to speak. His quest will lead him to Archer, an old American soldier who decades ago went AWOL across the border into Canada. Archer has been carrying a heavy burden for many years, and through him Alan learns the stories of two broken families who came together, got too close, and then fell apart in tragic ways. Ballistics is a remarkable first novel, about family ties and the wounds that can linger for generations when those relationships are betrayed."@en
  • "It is summer and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. As the forests blaze, Alan West heads into their shadows, returning from university to his grandfather's home in the remote Kootenay Valley, where the man who raised him has suffered a heart attack. Confronting his own mortality, the tough and taciturn Cecil West has a dying request for his grandson: track down the father Alan has never known so that the old man can make peace with him. And so Alan begins his search for the elusive Jack West, a man who skipped town before his son could walk and of whom his grandfather has always refused to speak. His quest will lead him to Archer, an old American soldier who decades ago went AWOL across the border into Canada. Archer has been carrying a heavy burden for many years, and through him Alan learns the stories of two broken families who came together, got too close, and then fell apart in tragic ways. Ballistics is a remarkable first novel, about family ties and the wounds that can linger for generations when those relationships are betrayed."
  • ""It is summer and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. As the forests blaze, Alan West heads into their shadows, returning from university to his grandfather's home in the remote Kootenay Valley, wherethe man who raised him has suffered a heart attack. Confronting his own mortality, the tough and taciturn Cecil West has a dying request for his grandson: track down the father Alan has never known so that the old man can make peace with him. And so Alan begins his search for the elusive Jack West, a man who skipped town before his son could walk and of whom his grandfather has always refused to speak. His quest will lead him to Archer, an old American soldier who decades ago went AWOL across the border into Canada. Archer has been carrying a heavy burden for many years, and through him Alan learns the stories of two broken families who came together, got too close, and then fell apart in tragic ways.Ballistics is a remarkable first novel, about family ties and the wounds that can linger for generations when those relationships are betrayed"--"
  • "Alan West has been raised by his grandfather, the only family he has ever known. But when the gruff old man suffers a heart attack, he sends Alan on a mission to bring back his estranged father, Jack, who abandoned Alan as a baby."@en
  • "After suffering a heart attack, Alan West's grandfather Cecil gives him one last task: he must track down the father he has never known, so that Cecil can make his peace. And so Alan begins his search for the elusive Jack West, a man who skipped town decades earlier. The quest will lead him to Archer, and old American soldier who went AWOL into Canada at the height of the Vietnam War. Through him Alan learns the stories of Jack, of Cecil, and of Archer's own daughter Linnea - a woman inextricably bound to them all. Together, at the behest of a dying man, they set off on a reckless journey through the mountains and, slowly, they unravel the knots of the past..."
  • ""It is summer and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. As the forests blaze, Alan West heads into their shadows, returning from university to his grandfather's home in the remote Kootenay Valley, where the man who raised him has suffered a heart attack. Confronting his own mortality, the tough and taciturn Cecil West has a dying request for his grandson: track down the father Alan has never known so that the old man can make peace with him. And so Alan begins his search for the elusive Jack West, a man who skipped town before his son could walk and of whom his grandfather has always refused to speak. His quest will lead him to Archer, an old American soldier who decades ago went AWOL across the border into Canada. Archer has been carrying a heavy burden for many years, and through him Alan learns the stories of two broken families who came together, got too close, and then fell apart in tragic ways. Ballistics is a remarkable first novel, about family ties and the wounds that can linger for generations when those relationships are betrayed"--"@en

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  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"

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