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A Place Called Winter
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"Patrick Gale has written a book which manages to be both tender and epic, and carries the unmistakable tang of a true story. I loved it." — Jojo Moyes
A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything.
Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.
In this exquisite journey of self-discovery, loosely based on a real life family mystery, Patrick Gale has created an epic, intimate human drama, both brutal and breathtaking. This is a novel of secrets, sexuality and, ultimately, of great love.
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Patrick Gale. (2016). A Place Called Winter. Grand Central Publishing.

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Patrick Gale. 2016. A Place Called Winter. Grand Central Publishing.

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"Patrick Gale has written a book which manages to be both tender and epic, and carries the unmistakable tang of a true story. I loved it." — Jojo Moyes
A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything.
Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.
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"Patrick Gale has written a book which manages to be both tender and epic, and carries the unmistakable tang of a true story. I loved it." — Jojo Moyes
A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything.
Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.
In this exquisite journey of self-discovery, loosely based on a real life family mystery, Patrick Gale has created an epic, intimate human drama, both brutal and breathtaking. This is a novel of secrets, sexuality and, ultimately, of great love.
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        British novelist Gale (A Perfectly Good Man, 2012, etc.) creates a novel about his maternal great-grandfather, who left England at the start of the 20th century to farm in Canada. As the novel opens shortly after World War I, Harry Cane finds himself in a mental asylum, having suffered a trauma the doctors assume occurred in battle although Harry can't remember. Chosen to participate in an experimental treatment community, Harry undergoes hypnosis to piece together his past, and he remembers being largely neglected by his wealthy widower father. In contrast to his outgoing, sunny younger brother, Jack, who becomes a veterinarian, shy stutterer Harry has not worked a day in his life by age 28. He has, however, married Winnie Wells and become a father to a baby. The placid marriage lacks passion; Winnie admitted on the honeymoon that she still loves another man. After bad financial advice from Winnie's brother plunges both Harry and Winnie's family into financial distress, Winnie's younger sister, Pattie, ends up dancing in musical comedies as a Gaiety Girl. She introduces Harry to an actor/voice instructor whom Harry sees for a year to cure his stutter and his sexual loneliness. Then an incriminating note falls into the wrong hands and Winnie's brothers banish Harry from England. In Canada, Harry apprentices with a Danish farm family for a year, then buys a parcel of land in Saskatchewan. While he mourns the loss of wife, daughter, and brother, he enjoys his freedom and finds his sense of himself as a farmer. Gale juxtaposes Harry's present life as a patient with his memories--through which an evil shadow lurks. A bit plodding at times and the sexual angle feels almost old-hat, but Gale creates in Harry a complicated, ultimately sympathetic hero. COPYRIGHT(1) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        March 1, 2016
        A family mystery sparked Gale's latest novel. His great-grandfather struck out for Canada from Europe at the turn of the twentieth century to set up a homestead under a cloud of financial difficulties, but family documents suggest there was more to the story. Gale explores one possibility in this beautifully spare, richly imagined work. The eldest son of a well-off English businessman, Harry Cane is a shy man prone to stammering who fills his days with the leisure activities of gentlemen. When his unexpected passion for a male member of a theater chorus is discovered, however, it threatens to ruin him. He agrees to leave behind his wife and child and strike out to the Canadian frontier, where 160 acres are being offered to anyone who can stay on the land and cultivate it. Part frontier novel, part romance, A Place Called Winter offers a fascinating glimpse into the psychological and social turmoil, and the very real dangers, faced by those who didn't fit neatly into the ideal of matrimony in a straitlaced society.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)

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