The Sweet EdgeBook - 2005
The Sweet Edge is award-winning poet Alison Pick's first novel, about a young couple who lead separate lives one summer. While Ellen works through the muggy days in a trendy Toronto art gallery, her boyfriend Adam takes a solo canoe trip into the Arctic. Pick ingeniously structures the novel so that the two characters alternate chapters and points of view. First we're inside the young woman's head, in the sweltering city and its vividly drawn art-world enclave, then inside the young man's head as he goes dangerously deep into the wilderness. We watch Ellen and Adam's impressions of their partnership, and the world around them, gradually change until the end of the book, when their worlds-and altered world views-suddenly collide.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Raincoast Books, 2005.
Branch Call Number: PIC
Characteristics: 284 pages