Last Half of the Year, The

Author: Paul Rowe
Pages: 300
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 in
Weight: .5 kg
Published: March 1, 2016
ISBN: 9781771030809

Jason Dade, quixotic hero of this 1970s coming-of-age novel, is on a quest.

He must decipher cryptic signs on his journey to meet an elusive figure known only as The Man. His father, Saul Dade, broods restlessly at hope, helpless to intervene. Their interwoven narratives include idyllic descriptions of rural childhood, the grim spectre of war, the harsh realities of leaving the nest … and finding the way back home.

The Last Half of the Year renews the age-old configuration of innocence and experience in this, at times, darkly humourous story of a father and son whose lives cast shadows over one another across time.

It is a book about generations, the passage of time, and the reckless and resilience of youth.


“The Last Half of the Year is an intricately interlaced, and it will hold you spellbound up to the final pages and long afterwards.”

Miramichi Reader

“I like everything about The Last Half of the Year … I like the cover picture … I like this book’s print and margins … I like this book’s length … Yes, certainly I like the story. Sure, that’s the most important element … There is still time for you to read The Last Half of the Year in the last half of this year. Go for it.”

Harold Walters, The Packet

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