Grace River

Grace River

Book - 2009
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Grace River is a smelter town in the interior of B.C. where most people who live there are born and bred, and everyone is either employed by AXIS or knows someone who is. Not much ever changes in Grace River. The days begin at Nick's Diner and end at the Steelworkers bar. When a young environmentalist arrives in town to investigate toxin levels in the river, the locals are forced to start looking honestly at their lives, their pasts and their uncertain futures. A powerful and courageous story told from the perspective of four friends, Grace River explores the reasons why people continue to stay in harmful situations and asks us to think about the damage we all do, not only to the environment, but also to the ones we love the most.
Publisher: [Victoria, BC] : Brindle & Glass Pub., 2009.
ISBN: 9781897142370
1897142374
Characteristics: 217 p. ;,22 cm.

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SusanJ_124
Feb 11, 2019

This is an extremely well-crafted book. The characters are well-developed and complex, moving the book beyond just the storyline and into a thoughtful depiction of human beings and how we work.

I will read other work by this author.

meadowland Dec 03, 2009

Excellent story, highly recommend it.

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