Thursday, July 9, 2009

Giveaway - Far North - Marcel Theroux


Faithful readers will know that Far North by Marcel Theroux was a five star read for me. Thanks to the generosity of Harper Collins Canada, I have two copies to giveaway!!

If you didn't get a chance to read my review, here's the publisher's blurb:

"Out on the far northern border of a failed state, a lone survivor, Makepeace, patrols the ruins of a dying city. Into this cold, isolated world walks the evidence that life is flourishing elsewhere—a refugee from the vast emptiness of forest, an individual whose very existence inspires Makepeace to take to the road to reconnect with human society.

What Makepeace finds is a world that is unravelling—stockaded villages enforcing a rough and uncertain justice, mysterious slave camps labouring to harness the little understood technologies of a vanished civilization. But Makepeace’s journey also leads to unexpected human contact, tenderness and the dark secrets behind this frozen world. Far North is a quest through an unforgettable Arctic landscape, from humanity’s origins to its likely end. Bleak, haunting, spare—and yet ultimately hopeful—the novel is suffused with an ecstatic awareness of the world’s fragility and beauty, and its unexpected ability to recover from our worst trespasses."

This giveway is open to CANADA only. Simply leave a comment to be entered. Winners will be chosen by random.org. Closes August 7/09 at 6 pm EST. Good luck and check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways!

20 comments:

Gards said...

sounds interesting....would love to read

traveler said...

I am intrigued with this unique novel. Thanks for this giveaway.

Pam said...

Count me in! Sounds like an interesting read.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Well, you can't enter me 'cause I'm West of Mars. That's not in Canada. Some days, I'm not sure it's on this planet.

I'm clogging up your comments to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book.

M. said...

I'm not going to enter even though I'm in Canada cuz I'm had recent good fortune here already - but I read your review and this really sounds intriguing. I'm going to look out for it.

chey said...

Sounds like a great read!

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John Mutford said...

I'm in, too! I review Northern themed books for the local paper, so this would be perfect!

Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

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Marjorie said...

Definitely count me in for this giveaway, I am a follower, many
thanks.

FOKXXY said...

I would absolutely love to be entered. Looks very interesting and I love to read.

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Snickerzmom said...

I'm in! Thanks!

Stephanie said...

I read a review about this novel and was intrigued. I'd love to read this book.

Sandra said...

I love stories about the far north. I read your review and I know I'd enjoy this book. Thank you for entering me.

Patricia said...

Oh, it's nice to see a Canadian site. We are so lucky to have great Canadian literature. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Marian said...

I sometimes say that I'm in the Land of Always Winter. But hey, that qualifies me to enter into this contest. :)

Marian - mdperera at hotmail dot com

Marjorie said...

A follower that forgot to give her email.

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remarker/fcffollower said...

Nice - just for us for a change!Thanks

Bcteagirl said...

Wow, thank you so much for introducing this book to me. I am adding this to my wishlist so that if I don't win it I remember to buy it later :) (Winning is better though!). Thanks again1

flowerchild said...

great giveaway
thanks

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