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Book: Paperback | 210 x 133mm | 304 pages | ISBN 9780143014270 | 22 Sep 2009 | Penguin Canada | Adult
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In What They Wanted, the second part of the Sylvanus Now Trilogy, award-winning author Donna Morrissey explores both new and familiar terrain: a divided house on the shores of Newfoundland and the equally challenging environment of an Alberta oil rig. After Sylvanus has a heart attack, family tensions rise to the fore. Sylvie must deal with her feelings of estrangement from her mother, Addie. Meanwhile, Chris, a natural artist, frustrates his dreams by going to work on the rig. A novel about guilt, responsibility, tragedy, and the enduring ties of family, this is vintage Donna Morrissey.

Watch a video about Donna Morrissey and What They Wanted created by the Government of Nova Scotia.

"Sometimes a reviewer wants to tell readers everything about a book, about all the layers of complexity, all the beauties and grace, all the revelations, but I'll restrain my enthusiasm in this case and conclude by saying: Read this book."
— Lewis DeSoto, The Globe and Mail review

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Atlantic Independent Booksellers' Choice Award: Shortlist 2009

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