The Resource In Valhalla's shadows, W.D. Valgardson

In Valhalla's shadows, W.D. Valgardson

Label
In Valhalla's shadows
Title
In Valhalla's shadows
Statement of responsibility
W.D. Valgardson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ever since the accident, ex-cop Tom Parsons's life has been crumbling around him: his marriage and career have fallen apart; his grown children barely speak to him; and he can't escape the dark thoughts plaguing his mind. Leaving the urban misery of Winnipeg, he tries to remake himself in the small lakeside town of Valhalla, with its picturesque winter landscape and promise as a "fisherman's paradise." As the locals make it clear that newcomers, especially ex-RCMP, are less than entirely welcome, he throws himself into repairing his run-down cabin. But Tom has barely settled in the town when he finds the body of a fifteen-year-old Indigenous girl on the beach, not far from his home. The police write off Angel's death as just another case of teenagers partying too hard. But the death haunts Tom, and he can't leave the case closed-something just doesn't add up. He begins visiting the locals, a mix of Icelandic eccentrics, drug dealers and other odd sorts you'd expect to find in an isolated town, seeking out Angel's story. With the entitled tourists with their yachts and the mysterious Odin group living up the lake, Valhalla is much more than it originally seemed. And as Tom peels off the layers, he hopes to expose the dark rot underneath. W.D. Valgardson's expert manipulation of metaphor and imagery brings a mythic scale to the murder mystery at the heart of In Valhalla's Shadows. In doing so he shapes a portrait of small-town living, with frank depictions of post-traumatic stress, RCMP conduct, systemic racism and the real-life tragedies that are too often left unsolved."--
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Valgardson, W. D
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.V354
LC item number
I52 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ex-police officers
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Murder
  • Indigenous youth
  • Racism
  • Manitoba
Label
In Valhalla's shadows, W.D. Valgardson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
477 pages
Isbn
9781771621960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055272197
  • 922745
  • (OCoLC)on1055272197
  • 922745
Label
In Valhalla's shadows, W.D. Valgardson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
477 pages
Isbn
9781771621960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055272197
  • 922745
  • (OCoLC)on1055272197
  • 922745

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