Will Prentice, who immigrated to Canada from England 30 years ago, realizes that sometimes you have to leave home to find it. The week after his wife asks him for a divorce, Will returns to England to attend his mother’s funeral. Embarking on a driving tour of the English countryside, in part on a quest to unravel a secret from his mother’s past, in part trying to see how much of England he remembers and where he belongs, he begins to re-examine his life back home in Canada. Eric Wright’s portrait of two countries, Britain and Canada, supposedly similar but literally an ocean apart, asserts Canada’s uniqueness and reminds us that home is not only geography and landscape, but also a state of mind.
Trade paperback Cormorant Press ISBN: 978-1-897151-11-2 September 2007 $22.95