Captive

Captive

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In the spirit of Emma Donoghue's international bestseller Room, Captive throws readers into the mind of a woman who wakes to find herself in a terrifying and surreal situation: she's confined to a small grey room and she has no idea why she's there.

Emma has an unremarkable life, a mundane job, and very little contact with her family and friends. Night after night she drinks to forget until one evening she's jolted out of her routine. She wakes up in a concrete room furnished with only a mattress and a ceiling lamp. Emma is seized by terror. She feels real emotion for the first time in a long time. She tries to make sense of what is happening to her, where she is, who has taken her, and why. As the days, weeks, and possibly months pass she develops a routine that helps her survive her circumstances. But just as Emma begins to find comfort in her routine she receives another terrifying jolt and she must adapt to new circumstances. Her mysterious captors subject her to various tests that push her to her limit and make her question everything about herself, including her will to survive.


Author: Claudine Dumont
Publisher: Arachnide Editions
Published: 05/16/2017
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.52lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.30w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781487000516
Award: Governor General's Literary Awards - Finalist

Review Citation(s):
Quill & Quire 10/01/2015 pg. 31
Publishers Weekly 08/07/2017

About the Author
Claudine Dumont is a writer, teacher, and photographer. Captive is her first novel.

David Scott Hamilton was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1957. His translation of Exit by Nelly Arcan was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Translation and named a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.