As wildfires rage across Alberta and another federal election looms, four friends convene for a week-long wilderness hunting trip at a secluded hunting facility called The Castle, located in northwestern Newfoundland and operated by an enigmatic ornithologist, Dr. Judith Muir. The narrator of Hides figures as a reluctant conscript on the trip, travelling out of a guilty sense of loyalty and obligation, forced to commemorate—in a way he finds morally ghoulish—the death of his best friend’s son, who was killed across the country in a mass shooting the year before. The novel’s themes coalesce around the emotional ruptures wrought of a violent, untimely death. The characters struggle to retain a sense of purpose and hope amid a world suffused with familial anguish and guilt, loss, betrayal, and a pervasive political and environmental disenchantment.
ISBN: 9781778530241 , 9781778530258
Item Publish Date: 2024 / 06 / 04
Weight: 0.5 kg
Page Count: 248