Award winning fiction, Canadian fiction, LGBTQ+ fiction, General fiction, War stories
Ava Boatman and her brother, Jon, have come to Vietnam in search of their missing father, Charles. A Vietnam vet with a terrible secret that has turned him into an emotionally distant loner, Charles has made a pilgrimage to a… small Vietnamese village. As Ada and Jon try to find Charles, they also deal with their own fears, in completely different ways. Descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. Winner of the 2005 Scotiabank Giller Prize.