Losing Eddie

Losing Eddie

Audiobook CD - 2004
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Deborah Joy Corey's disturbing portrait of a dysfunctional family in rural New Brunswick won the prestigious SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award. This popular dramatization of the best-selling first novel was dramatized by the author and first heard on CBC Radio in 1996.

Narrated by a nameless nine-year-old girl, Losing Eddie recounts with heart-wrenching detachment a succession of tragedies that unravel an already vulnerable household on a lonely backwoods highway. Mama suffers from mental illness, Daddy hides out in the wellhouse drinking beer, and "Sister" has a brutish husband who slaps her around. When 15-year-old Eddie comes home from reform school, things seem to be looking up. But before long, Eddie is gone again for good -- killed in a drunk-driving crash. None of this resembles the images of happy family life on TV, but Corey's stoic child narrator clings to her faith that everything will be all right.

Publisher: Frederiction, N.B. : BTC Audiobooks, [2004].
ISBN: 9780864923622
Branch Call Number: 812.54 C797L
Characteristics: 2 sound discs (ca. 2 hrs.) : digital ; 12 cm.
Additional Contributors: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Alternative Title: Sunday showcase (Radio program)


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