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David Carpenter began writing as a translator and critic, but in the mid-1980s he turned to writing fiction. He is the author of four novels, three collections of short fiction, one book of poems, and three works of literary nonfiction. His most recent books have won more than a dozen awards, among which are the Independent Booksellers Silver Medal for short fiction, the Saskatchewan Book Awards’ Book of the Year, the National CODE Award, and the prestigious Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence. Carpenter wrote the early drafts of The Gold in a cabin on Little Bear Lake in Northern Saskatchewan.
Fiction: (Saskatoon, SK), The Gold
The Gold by David Carpenter, set in the early part of the twentieth century, is a story about the rush for gold on the long trail that travels from high adventure and romance to atonement. Readers will meet some delightful, complex, and sometimes malicious characters in this sweeping narrative from one of Saskatchewan’s best known writers.