Lisa Moore's novel was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2013.

Lisa Moore

Caught is set in 1978 and follows 25-year-old David Slaney, a young man who was caught smuggling drugs to Newfoundland. After spending five years in prison, he breaks out in order to do one last drug run in a futile attempt to shake off his past and set himself up for life. Slaney embarks on a cross-country adventure filled with fascinating characters and close calls. (From House of Anansi Press)

Caught was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2013 and was made into a miniseries for CBC Television.

From the book

For an instant the perfect oval of hard light had contained him like the shell of an egg and then he'd gone animal numb and cringing, a counterintuitive move, the prison psychotherapist might have said, if they were back in her office discussing the break -- she talked slips and displacement, sublimation and counter-intuition, and allowed for an inner mechanism he could not see or touch but had to account for -- then the oval slid him back into darkness and he charged up the hill again.

From Caught by Lisa Moore ©2013. Published by House of Anansi Press.


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