Behind the Face of Winter

A coming-of-age novel set in a Montreal in which immigrant youth totter on the edge of self-destruction and oblivion, in the face of brutal and racist police, an insensitive education system, and few prospects for the future. Thomas’s language is spare, and his crackling dialogue and use of patois can compare with the best in Caribbean literature.

“. . . a hard story, sometimes despairingly bleak, but it is also undeniably beautiful . . . worth reading–and rereading . . .”
Quill & Quire

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Publication Date: 2001

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-920661-95-6
Page size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
240 pages

eBook ISBN: 978-1-988449-43-2

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H Nigel Thomas was born in St Vincent. He attended university in Montreal and for ten years was a teacher with the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal, before joining the faculty at Laval University, Quebec, from where he recently retired. His published works include the novels Behind the Face of Winter and Return to Arcadia, and the short-story collections, Lives, Whole and Otherwise and When the Bottom Falls Out. He received the Homage to Artists award from Laval University in 2013.

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