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Caught

By Lisa Moore, 1964-

“Outsanding . . . Surprising and superb . . . A literary adventure story . . . Gripping, detailed, and wholly convincing . . . A supremely human book . . . combining the complexity of the best literary fiction with the page-turning compulsive readability of a thriller.”—National Post

"In the creation of David Slaney, Lisa Moore brings us an unforgettable character, embodying the exuberance and energy of misspent youth. Caught is a propulsive and harrowing read."—Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers


Lisa Moore, “Canada Reads” latest winner and a New Yorker Best Book of the Year author, is known for subtly crafted narratives that are at once sharp and impressionistic. Through an acute ear for dialogue and pared down prose, Moore's characters are startlingly present and instantly persuasive. In her new novel, Caught, Moore’s dangerously appealing new protagonist is unlike any she's imagined before: a modern Billy the Kid, a swaggering folk-hero-in-the making who busts out of prison to embark on one last great heist and win back the woman he loves.

Caught begins with a prison break. Twenty-five-year-old David Slaney, locked up on charges of marijuana possession, has escaped his cell and sprinted to the highway. There, he is picked up by a friend of his sister’s and transported to a strip bar where he survives his first night on the run. But evading the cops isn’t his only objective; Slaney intends to track down his old partner, Hearn, and get back into the drug business. Along the way, Slaney’s fugitive journey across Canada rushes vibrantly to life as he visits an old flame and adopts numerous guises to outpace authorities: hitchhiker, houseguest, student, lover. When finally he reunites with Hearn just steps ahead of a detective hell-bent on making a high-profile arrest, their scheme sends Slaney to Mexico, Colombia, and back again on an epic quest fueled by luck, charm, and unbending conviction.

Moore's most plot-driven novel to date, Caught is a thrillingly charged escapade that thrums with energy and suspense and deftly captures a moment in the late 1970s before the almost folkloric glamour surrounding pot smuggling turned violent. Ripe with bravado, love, ambition, and folly, Caught is about trust and deceit, about the risks we take for the lives we want and the mistakes we can’t outrun.

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2014

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0802122124


Format: Book
Author: Moore, Lisa, 1964-
Summary: Escaping from prison after being sentenced for drug charges, twenty-five-year-old David Slaney adopts numerous guises to avoid a ruthless detective while searching for his former drug-dealing partner.
Title: Caught / Lisa Moore.
Publisher Date: New York : Grove Press, [2014]
Subject: Escaped prisoners -- Fiction. Robbery -- Fiction.
Isbn: 0802122124 9780802122124
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F Moore
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Bib Id: 491434

Format: Book
Author: Moore, Lisa, 1964-
Summary: Escaping from prison after being sentenced for drug charges, twenty-five-year-old David Slaney adopts numerous guises to avoid a ruthless detective while searching for his former drug-dealing partner.
Title: Caught / Lisa Moore.
Publisher, Date: New York : Grove Press, [2014]
Description: 318 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Escaped prisoners -- Fiction.
Subjects: Robbery -- Fiction.
LCCN: bl2013055375
ISBN: 0802122124
ISBN: 9780802122124
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: F Moore