Shortlisted for the 2013 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Caught is a Âpropulsive, adrenalin-drenchedâ (Globe and Mail) novel from 2013 Writersâ Trust Engel/Findley Award winner Lisa Moore, which brilliantly captures a moment in the late 1970s before the almost folkloric glamour surrounding pot smuggling turned violent. Mooreâs protagonist, David Slaney, is a modern Billy the Kid, a swaggering folk-hero-in-the making who busts out of prison to embark on one last great heist and win back the woman he loves. As Slaney makes his fugitive journey across CanadaÂtailed closely by a detective hell-bent on making an arrestÂSlaney reignites passions with his old flame; tracks down his former drug smuggling partner; and adopts numerous guises to outpace authorities: hitchhiker, houseguest, student, and lover. Thrumming with energy and suspense, Caught is a thrillingly charged escapade from one of Canadaâs most acclaimed writers.
ÂOutstanding . . . Surprising and superb . . . A literary adventure story . . . Gripping, detailed, and wholly convincing . . . A supremely human book . . . combining the complexity of the best literary fiction with the page-turning compulsive readability of a thriller.âÂNational Post
ÂA new kind of legend for a new Newfoundland.âÂReader's Digest
ÂExhilaratingÂ a memorably oddball and alluring novel thatâs simultaneously breezy, taut, funny, and insightful.â ÂThe Vancouver Sun
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