Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015


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Cormorant Books, 2002

A stunning first novel full of empathy, marked by an astounding maturity of insight. Cumberland is both a place and a state of mind; it is a small-town story of longing and loss in the manner of David Adams Richards. It is an exploration of loneliness and the fear of loneliness in lives limited by circumstance.

Michael V. Smith grew up in the border town of Cornwall, Ontario. He studied at Glendon College, York University, and went on to complete his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. He lives in Vancouver, B.C.

From the catalogue. Read more about Cumberland at the Cormorant Books website.