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Alan Cumyn

Biography

Alan Cumyn

Alan Cumyn is the author of several wide-ranging and often wildly different novels. A two-time winner of the Ottawa Book Award, he has also had work shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, the Giller Prize and the Trillium Award. He teaches through the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a past Chair of The Writers’ Union of Canada. He lives in Ontario, Canada.

Alan Cumyn

Books by Alan Cumyn

by Alan Cumyn - Adventure, Animals , Children's 10-14, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Fiction

11-year-old Edgar and his mom are leaving Toronto behind for the wilds of northwestern Canada, where the house they're housesitting comes with Benjamin, an old Newfoundland. Soon after, Edgar's mom meets Ceese. The moment they meet, Edgar knows there will be trouble. Edgar talks to Benjamin about his concerns...and Benjamin wordlessly answers. Edgar loses his ability to speak to anyone but Benjamin. Desperate to stop his mother from ruining other people’s lives and upturning their own once again, Edgar embarks on a dangerous journey across the frozen Yukon River with only Benjamin by his side.