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Vintage (2018-07)
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Historical adventure fiction
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MY NAME IS A KNIFE

by Hawley, Alix

The stunning sequel to the award-winning ALL TRUE NOT A LIE IN IT tells the story of Daniel Boone's wife.

Alix Hawley returns to the early American frontier in her latest novel, My Name is a Knife, continuing to weave the human story behind the wild legends of Daniel Boone and his family.

In the same shockingly powerful voice and style that won All True Not a Lie In It the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, Hawley adds further depth by tackling Boone's turmoil at the time when the two sides of his life were in most direct con ict. Boone found a new family and wife to love while in Shawnee captivity, but is compelled to leave them when he learns of the Shawnees' plans to attack the fort he founded, where his white family remains.

His wife's equally powerful story rises to the surface. How does a tough, damaged frontier woman deal with her anger over the devastation her husband's grand plans for a Kentucky settlement has caused her? In a voice as uncannily real as Daniel's, Rebecca takes us deeper into the human heart of history. Alix Hawley deftly handles all sides as the con icts rush to a head. My Name is a Knife slices right through myth to create a portrait more lifelike than any historical account.

ALIX HAWLEY's rst novel, All True Not a Lie In It, a revisionist take on the life of Daniel Boone in his own words, was released in the USA by Ecco in 2016. Knopf released it in Canada in 2015; it won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, The BC Book Prize, and was longlisted for the Giller Prize. Alix earned her doctorate in English Literature at Oxford and a Master's degree in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She resides in Kelowna, British Columbia, with her husband and two children.

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Hawley's brilliant second novel continues the story of American frontiersman Daniel Boone. This is a historical novel, but more than that it's an existential novel, sensuous, philosophical, with carefully drawn characters and deep dives into the human consciousness. If you crossed the best of Michael Ondaatje with the best of Alice Munro, Alix Hawley is what you'd get.

Quote: Philipp Meyer, auhor of The Son

Spectacular. Alix Hawley is a marvel. I'd read anything she writes.

Quote: Alison Pick, author of Strangers with the Same Dream

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