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The Coming of Winter

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David Adams Richards finds universal truths in the very particular setting of New Brunswick’s Miramichi Valley. This, his first novel, provides a window upon a world that is as unsettling, as uncontrollable, and as inescapably authentic as a sudden brawl.

The frustrations of the community are brought into focus in the plights of 20-year-old Kevin Dulse, his family, and espe
Mass Market Paperback, 259 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by New Canadian Library (first published January 1st 1974)
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Sep 13, 2013 Richard rated it really liked it
Well written novel about the inhabitants of a small New Brunswick community. These are characters that are going no where. Fun is getting wasted on cheap wine and driving around the town's square. Very realistic and depressing. The final chapter was excruciating!
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one of my favorite canadian novels
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David Adams Richards (born 17 October 1950) is a Canadian novelist, essayist, screenwriter and poet.

Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Richards left St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, one course shy of completing a B.A. Richards has been a writer-in-residence at various universities and colleges across Canada, including the University of New Brunswick.

Richards has received numerou
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