Confession

Confession

Book - 2008
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"The circumstances leading up to the death of both the parents of Dwight Froese is at the heart of this powerful, almost gothic novel. Populated with great characters and a gripping plot, CONFESSION begins with Dwight's revelation that he's killed his father in a duel. Dwight maintains that he was avenging the murder of his mother, whose body was found floating in a nearby creek the day before. But when the coroner's report rules the woman's death an accident, Dwight's certainty is shattered. Now he needs to forge a new life for himself."--Publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : A.A. Knopf Canada, c2008.
ISBN: 9780307396839
Branch Call Number: FICTION GOW
Characteristics: 251 p. ; 23 cm.

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Cdnbookworm Apr 18, 2011

This Canadian novel is a sad one. Young Dwight Froese has lived a difficult life in small town Saskatchewan, with an engaging but slightly mad young mother and an abusive older father. When he finds his mother's dead body, he is sure his father killed her and challenges him to a duel. He ends up killing his father. Later he is told that his father didn't kill his mother and that her death was an accident.
Dwight spends some time in a mental institution and is taken under the wing of a prominent local doctor, who is also the father of the girl that Dwight has had a crush on since second grade. As Dwight finds a new and different relationship with God, he also eventually finds a new purpose to his life that is unfortunately mired in the past.
Sad, poignant, and very readable.

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