Midwest Book Review - The Gold

Reviewed by: The Midwest Book Review

The Gold
David Carpenter
Coteau Books
9781550509090, $21.95, PB, 368pp, www.coteaubooks.com

While searching for gold in Canada's north country, Joe Burbidge is blessed with resolve and with good partners to share the load. Stinky Riley is a wrangler and bush pilot who is Joe's first mentor in prospecting. Isidore Chartrand is a hunter and trapper who accompanies Joe on his northernmost odyssey, and more than once, saves Joe's life. Joe has to fight to protect his claim, and this conflict sets in motion a moral dilemma that will dog him for the rest of his life. On the long trail from high adventure and romance to atonement, readers will meet some delightful, complex, and sometimes malicious characters. "The Gold" is David Carpenter's latest novel and reveals the author's genuine flair for originality and the creation of memorable characters embedded in a narrative driven storyline with many an unexpected twist and turn. An impressively entertaining and engaging read from cover to cover, "The Gold" is unreservedly recommended, especially for community library General Fiction collections.


Review courtesy the Midwest Book Review.

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