Recent Reviews for Chad Pelley’s AWAY FROM EVERYWHERE; Now a Coles’ Bestseller

Chad Pelley’s first novel explores the nature of mistakes alongside the devastating errors of human choice. What shines from this novel is Pelley’s ability to convey his lead character’s pain and inner turmoil; his misery lifts real from the page. We should look forward to the honing and unfolding of this writer’s evolving voice.”

– Bruce Johnson, Atlantic Books Today

“Complex themes woven tightly together … this is a story about brothers, a story of families, entwined and unbound. It is a story of longing, and romance. And it is a story of consequence. There is a streamlined dynamic to the structure and the prose, as riveting and inevitible as a car flying off the wet highway. And the structure is tightly built as a racecar chasis. A very good book.”

– Joan Sullivan, The Telegram

“Brilliantly crafted through thought provoking sentence structure Away from Everywhere will make any reader believe they are one with what they are reading … [a] masterpiece.”

Ivana Pelisek, Interoobang

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Breakwater author Chad Pelley Shortlisted for the 2009 Cuffer Prize


Breakwater author Chad Pelley’s short story “Holes to China” made the 2009 Cuffer Prize shortlist the same week his debut novel, Away from Everywhere, was released. Chad was also a finalist for last year’s Cuffer Prize, taking third place with his story “Subtle Difference.”

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Breakwater Releases Award-winning writer Chad Pelley’s debut novel, AWAY FROM EVERYWHERE

Away-from-Everywhere-web“Gripping from page one, Away from Everywhere is a finely crafted novel from one of the most talented young writers to come out of Newfoundland in recent years.”
-Kenneth J. Harvey, international bestselling author of Inside and Blackstrap Hawco

“This emotionally wrenching story made me cry. It also made me lament not having written it … A fascinating and tender portrait of a soul in torment. The text is articulate and lyrical.”
– M.T. Dohaney, award-winning author of The Corrigan Women

With lifetimes worth of blood, violence, delusion and broken love, this is no redemption story.”
– Kathleen Winter, award-winning author of boYs

Brothers Owen and Alex Collins are brought together when mental illness claims their father and sets off a chain reaction of unrelated, heart-breaking events. Both tender and bold in its delivery, Away from Everywhere cuts no corners in telling the story of their crushing childhood, the reasons the brothers become different men, and the unthinkable act of love that tears them apart.

Part warped love story, part family tragedy, Away from Everywhere is a heart-stomping pageturner.

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