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by Alan Cumyn
After surviving a terrifying ordeal at the hands of terrorists in the South Pacific island of Santa Irene, Bill Burridge returns home to Ottawa and casts himself single-mindedly into building a human-rights organization to stand watch over the world’s most troubled areas. Yet, plagued by memories of his incarceration and by the strain of his disintegrating marriage, he is ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 21st 2000 by McClelland & Stewart
(first published 2000)
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I enjoyed this book. Bill is a strong character and you connect with him, want him to get better to move past what he has experienced. I felt though as if I was kept waiting for any kind of resolve...anything. At the end of the book you are left with emptiness. Perhaps that was the point, I mean that's where Bill is all he has left. In that the book proves a point, that in life things happen and the reasons will never be understood, that it's part of the journey, its just experience after exper ...more