Down and over from his dual base of Victoria and Galiano Island is acclaimed Canadian novelist Michael Christie with Greenwood (Random House), a timely novel, longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, set in large part in our part of the world. Ranging over generations within a family whose fate and destiny make it linked to logging, this sweeping novel ranges back and into the future to give us a glimpse of where things may be headed, and how they got there.
“Ingeniously structured and with prose as smooth as beech bark, Michael Christie’s Greenwood is as compulsive as it is profound. A sweeping intergenerational saga that explores trees and their roots—from the precious evergreens that become commodities in the entertainment business of the future to the intricately tangled trees of family—all of it is dazzlingly delivered in a framework inspired by the actual growth rings of a tree. Every one of Greenwood’s characters burrowed their way into my heart. Beguilingly brilliant, timely, and utterly engrossing, Greenwood is one of my favorite reads in recent memory.”—Kira Jane Buxton.
"Greenwood is brilliant. Michael Christie shows a cross section of one family's history, revealing their dark secrets, loves, losses, and the mark of an accident still visible four generations later. Year by year, page by page, the layers of this intricate and elegant novel build into an epic story that is completely absorbing." —Claire Cameron.