Author(s): Lisa Moore
Original Publish Date: Feb 09, 2010
Product Number: EB00667307
Released: Apr 14, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802197900
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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In the wake of an oil-rig disaster, a widow tries to rebuild her life in this novel by "an astonishing writer" (Richard Ford). Inspired by the tragic sinking of the Ocean Ranger during a violent storm off the coast of Newfoundland in 1982, February follows the life of Helen O'Mara, widowed by the accident, as she spirals back and forth between the present day and that devastating and transformative winter. As she raises four children on her own, Helen's strength and calculated positivity fool everyone into believing that she's pushed through the paralyzing grief of losing her spouse. But in private, Helen has obsessively maintained a powerful connection to her deceased husband. When Helen's son unexpectedly returns home with life-changing news, her secret world is irrevocably shaken, and Helen is quickly forced to come to terms with her inability to lay the past to rest. An unforgettable examination of complex love and cauterizing grief, February investigates how memory knits together the past and present, and pinpoints the very human need to always imagine a future, no matter how fragile. "Lisa Moore's work is passionate, gritty, lucid and beautiful. She has a great gift." —Anne Enright