Ice in Dark Water

David Manicom

Awards: Winner, 1997 (Mordecai Richler's) Prix Parizeau for Fiction

David Manicom's eloquent debut collection. Stories of loss and yearning and multi-generational family ties which reflect the author's deep roots in rural Ontario, and the title story, "Ice in Dark Water"—the startling tale of the last surviving nun in a Montreal convent.

Fiction 1998

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"Recommended for Titanic aficionados and readers interested in Canadian social history." Sarah Robertson, Canadian Book Review Annual

David Manicom is the award-winning author of seven books. Progeny of Ghosts: Travels in Russia and the Old Empire was the Quebec Writer's Federation's non-fiction book of the year and was shortlisted for the national Writer's Trust Viacom award for non-fiction. His most recent poetry collection, The Burning Eaves, was short-listed for the 2004 Governor General's Award for poetry. In 2005, he published his first novel, The School at Chartres [Oolichan Books]. He has published fiction, poetry, non-fiction and journalism ranging from book reviews to political commentary. A Canadian Foreign Service Officer, he has worked in Moscow, Islamabad, and Beijing, and currently works in Geneva.

Other books by David Manicom: Anna's Shadow
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ISBN13: 9781550650907

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