After years of trauma and disappointment, 49-year-old Isla is finally content in her second marriage to Lyle. 17-year-old Roddy is a faltering student and occasional shoplifter simply trying to make sense of his past. Their worlds collide one hot August afternoon when a fake robbery goes wrong.
After years of disappointment, 49-year-old Isla is finally content in her second marriage to Lyle. 17-year-old Roddy, on the other hand, is a faltering student, and occasional shoplifter trying to make sense of his life. Their worlds collide one hot August afternoon when a fake robbery organised by Roddy and his friend Mike goes horribly wrong, leaving Isla with a bullet lodged in her spine. With Roddy 'immobilised' in gaol and Isla lying paralysed in hospital, they both have lots of time to reflect upon where it all went wrong. A book that explores the bad things that happen to good people - a hugely entertaining read about turning points, second chances, the human ability to adapt & survive.
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About Joan Barfoot
Joan Barfoot is an internationally acclaimed novelist. Her books have won many awards and Dancing in the Dark was made into the award-winning film of the same name. She lives in London, Ontario, where she is also a newspaper columnist. Her previous books include Getting Over Edgar and Gaining Ground.
Critical Injuries by Joan Barfoot
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