Here’s an absolute peach, winner of the Giller Prize. It concerns the lives and loves of the people at a radio station on the edge of the Arctic wilderness. Harry Boyd returns to the tiny town of Yellowknife and falls in love with the voice of Dido Paris before he sees her, and the rest of her is every bit as lovely. But while he sighs over Dido, he doesn’t notice his growing feelings for the spiky young Gwen. Hidden emotions surface when a group from the radio station take a canoe trip into the wilds. It’s funny, beautifully written and altogether wonderful. Read it.
—The Times Literary Supplement