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Christine Pountney


CHRISTINE POUNTNEY grew up in Vancouver and Montreal, and lived in London for five years before moving back to Canada. She has two previous novels, Last Chance Texaco (longlisted for the Orange Prize in 2000), and The Best Way You Know How. She has written for The Guardian, the New York Times Magazine, the Walrus, Brick Magazine, and Nuvo. She lives in Toronto with her partner, Michael Winter, and their son, Leo.

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Sweet Jesus
Written by Christine Pountney

Trade Paperback | 320 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-7122-5 (0-7710-7122-1)

August 27, 2013 | $19.95

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Sweet Jesus
Written by Christine Pountney

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771071225
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 Connie Foster, a mother of three young children, learns that her husband's attempt to maintain their lifestyle has led them to financial ruin. Her sister, Hannah Crowe, a writer, desperately wants to have a child but the man she loves is determined not to. Zeus Ortega, their much younger adopted brother...



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Sweet Jesus
Written by Christine Pountney

eBook | 400 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-7124-9 (0-7710-7124-8)

September 11, 2012 | $13.99

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Sweet Jesus
Written by Christine Pountney

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ISBN: 9780771071249
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Christine Pountney’s dazzling and original novel, Sweet Jesus, is a work of deep feeling, wit, and piercing observation. Set mainly on Vancouver Island, in Toronto, and in the American Midwest, it tells the story of three siblings who, in the week before the 2012 US Presidential election, reunite and set off...



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