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After years of disappointment, forty-nine-year-old Isla is finally content in her second marriage to Lyle. Seventeen-year-old Roddy, on the other hand, is a faltering student, and occasional shoplifter trying to make sense of his life. Their worlds collide one hot August afternoon when a fake robbery organised by Roddy and his friend Mike goes horribly wrong, leaving IslaAfter years of disappointment, forty-nine-year-old Isla is finally content in her second marriage to Lyle. Seventeen-year-old Roddy, on the other hand, is a faltering student, and occasional shoplifter trying to make sense of his life. Their worlds collide one hot August afternoon when a fake robbery organised by Roddy and his friend Mike goes horribly wrong, leaving Isla with a bullet lodged in her spine. With Roddy 'immobilised' in gaol and Isla lying paralysed in the hospital, they both have lots of time to reflect upon where it all went wrong....

Title : Critical Injuries
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ISBN : 9781582432083
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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Critical Injuries Reviews

  • Monica Wies
    2019-05-17 18:21

    Kon dit boek onder de Nederlandse titel "onvoorziene omstandigheden"niet vinden.Er zijn 2 hoofdpersonen: Isla en Roddy.Isla (49 jaar) heeft een mislukt huwelijk achter de rug, haar 2 kinderen hebben eindelijk hun leven op orde en zelf heeft zij een nieuwe man gevonden.Roddy's moeder is depressief en pleegt zelfmoord als hij 7 is.Hij moet met zijn vader verhuizen en bij zijn oma gaan wonen.Als hij 17 is besluit hij met een vriend een overval te plegen op een ijssalon.Op het moment dat hij de verkoper bedreigt met een geweer, komt Isla binnen, van schrik schiet hij haar neer.Dan volgt afwisselend het verhaal van Isla en Roddy tot aan dit fatale moment.

  • Liz Helboe
    2019-04-23 20:16

    I thought the book was well -written and held my attention but I think I was expecting more.

  • Cathy
    2019-05-06 17:32

    I did like this book, but not as much as the reviews led me to believe I would. I really didn't find it funny at all, except once in a while with a smart-ass comment by the main character, Isla. The alternating chapters by Isla and Roddy were interesting, but I did not find the 17-year-old Roddy's voice very authentic. He was way too introspective for a goalless teen with serious impulse control problems.

  • Pat
    2019-05-20 15:07

    This book will haunt me for awhile. Joan Barfoot shows how lives are changed irrevocably in an instant. She also demonstrates that grace is demonstrated through courage and kindness, and carries a power that has lasting effects. There are life lessons to be learned in this book, and Joan Barfoot is a consummate writer.

  • Roman Novak
    2019-05-17 19:11

    Айле сорок девять, у нее замечательный муж, интересная работа, дом ее мечты. Роди всего семнадцать, и он больше всего на свете хочет сбежать из городка, где живет со своим отцом и бабушкой. В одну секунду эти две разные жизни неожиданно переплетаются, разрушая и меняя друг друга навсегда. История о судьбе и случае.

  • Cassie Jenkins
    2019-05-09 22:05

    I enjoyed reading this book. i liked how the chapters were divided between the two main characters, but I think that this will be one that I will quickly forget. I was also disappointed that Roddys voice wasn't included at the end, especially because I found his struggle to be the most interesting.

  • Carly Svamvour
    2019-05-05 16:11

    I remember starting this book in the spring of '94 when I was away with my daughter in Elora, Ontario.It held my interest and I finished it when I got home..................October 2k10 - I discarded the book - moving.

  • Theresa
    2019-05-14 22:05

    I didn't think much of it! I felt the story didn't really go anywhere and didn't have much substance, nor did much happen throughout. I would not recommend this book. Surprised it was a Booker Award Book.

  • Sara
    2019-05-12 21:20

    02 longlisted for booker prize

  • Tiffany
    2019-05-07 16:02

    Totally didn't buy the ending. But, I liked the story. Both of the main characters were very engaging.

  • Helene
    2019-04-22 22:30

    The wonderful Joan Barfoot does it again. This novel looks at blind luck, bad decisions, and the aftermath of a horrible reaction.

  • Sharon
    2019-05-06 22:09

    What an amazing, well-written book. Some of the passages were so impactful I read them over and over.

  • Tom
    2019-04-23 21:16

    This was on 'London Reads' list.

  • Mary Wallace
    2019-05-13 19:31

    Joan Barfoot came to our book club so I was lucky to get an autographed copy. Catastrophe, hope, and forgiveness are the main themes. An absorbing read.