Late Nights On Air

Late Nights On Air

Elizabeth Hay
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Late Nights on Air is a psychologically astute study of love, power, rivalry and friendship in a remote radio station in the furthest reaches of the Canadian North. Harry Boyd, a hard-bitten refugee from failure in Toronto television, has returned to a small radio station in Yellowknife, Northern Canada. There, in the summer of 1975, he falls in love with a voice on air, though the real woman, Dido Paris, is a surprise and even more than he imagined. Dido and Harry are part of the cast of eccentric characters who form an unlikely group at the station. Their loves and longings, their rivalries and entanglements, the stories of their pasts and what brought each of them to the North, form the centre. Hay brings to bear her skewering insight into the frailties of the human heart and her ability to tell a spellbinding story. Written in gorgeous prose and laced with dark humour, Late Nights on Air is at once accessible and rewardingly complex.
#1 National Bestseller "Elizabeth Hay has created her own niche in Canadian fiction by fastening her intelligence on the real stuff -- the bumps and glories in love, kinship, friendship." -- "Toronto Star" "Hay exposes the beauty simmering in the heart of harsh settings with an evocative grace that brings to mind Annie Proulx."-- "Washington Post" "Dazzling....A flawlessly crafted and timeless story, masterfully told." -- Jury citation, the Scotiabank Giller Prize "Exquisite....Hay creates enormous spaces with few words, and makes the reader party to the journey, listening, marvelling...." -- "Globe and Mail ""This is Hay's best novel yet." -- Marni Jackson, "The Walrus" "Invites comparison with work by Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood. Outside Canada, one thinks of A.S. Byatt or Annie Proulx." -- "Times Literary Supplement" "Written by a master storyteller." -- "Winnipeg Free Press" "Psychologically astute, richly rendered and deftly paced. It's a pleasure from start to finish." -- "Toronto Star" "From the Hardcover edition."
Elizabeth Hay's two previous novels, A Student of Weather and Garbo Laughs, were respectively shortlisted for The Giller Prize and the Governor General's Award in Canada.