Friday, June 25, 2010

Book Spotlight on 'Annabel' by Kathleen Winter

I'll tell you all that I am pining for this book right now! I recently saw it on Goodreads and started researching it because the synopsis sounded so intriguing.

Synopsis Here:
(from Anansi website)

In 1968, into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal Labrador, a mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once. Only three people are privy to the secret -- the baby's parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbour, Thomasina. Together the adults make a difficult decision: to raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows to adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting culture of his father, his shadow-self -- a girl he thinks of as Annabel -- is never entirely extinguished, and indeed is secretly nurtured by the women in his life.

Now does that not sound like a completely captivating story!? This one is being published in Canada right now and yes, I'm trying my hardest to get my grubby little fingers on it. It's not being published in the states till Spring 2011...I don't think I can handle the wait!

Here is the press release:
(from Anansi)

On Saturday, June 26Th, 2010, we want YOU to head out to your local bookstore or hop online and buy a copy of Kathleen Winter's brilliant new novel, Annabel. Booksellers, bloggers, and reviewers across the country are raving about the book -- get in on the buzz and help us make this book a bestseller!

What else can you do?
Join the Annabel Facebook group.
Follow us and Kathleen Winter on Twitter.
Tweet about the book using the #Annabel hashtag.
Vote for Annabel in the Atlantic Canada Reads competition.

If you want to read an interview with Kathleen they have one on the Anansi site here.

There is some seriously great insight into the writing of the book so you should check it out. Actually, you should just check out everything. :)

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