Burridge Unbound

Burridge Unbound

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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 a man struggling to hold his life together. When a democratic revolution stands Santa Irene on a knife-edge between chaos and healing, Burridge reluctantly agrees to serve on a Truth Commission there to investigate past atrocities. Taut, intelligent, and written in the compelling, often sardonic voice of Bill Burridge, Cumyn's gripping novel immerses us in a shadowy world of betrayals and shifting loyalties, and reveals the intricate, rejuvenating bonds of human relationships. Bill Burridge's voice is infectious, his story a remarkable one as the novel builds to its climactic final scenes.
Publisher: Toronto : M&S, 2000.
ISBN: 9780771024863
077102486X
Branch Call Number: CUMYN
Characteristics: 342 p.

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After surviving a terrifying ordeal at the hands of terrorists on 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... Read More »


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Jul 17, 2013

I could not put this book down. Mr. Cumyn writes in a way that keeps you right there, feeling it all, and I'm so glad to have discovered this author.

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