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Distance (2003) [Novel]
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Sonny Aalto, a restless middle-aged businessman, has spent his life running away from those closest to him. When his estranged, larger-than-life father, Timo, becomes too sick to care for himself, Sonny reluctantly returns to his childhood home of Vancouver Island, where he learns his father is not only dying but wants to die on his own terms – with Sonny’s help. But before facing the gravity of what’s ahead, the two embark on a journey to Australia, in search of a woman from their past, and over the course of the next few months their adventures will reveal difficult truths about fathers and sons, about families, about how we live and how we die – and about the good and bad things that distance can sometimes provide. Wise and irreverent, deeply moving, at times comic, and with vivid settings ranging from the frozen banks of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal to the lushness of Vancouver Island, from the bustle of downtown Sydney to the sun-baked desolation of the Queensland outback, Distance is Jack Hodgins’s most rewarding novel to date.

Original title: Distance
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTragedy And Loss
FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind

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Distance (2003)
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Language: English

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Distance (October 2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771041723
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.3 x 0.7 in
Pages: 392

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Distance (2003)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771041990
Pages: 383

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