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- Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize!
A chance discovered of a sepia photograph of her grandmother and her twin sister leads RCMP Constable Arabella Dryvynsydes on an investigation: how did a picture taken in 1914 in the mining town of Extension, BC end up at a garage sale in rural Saskatchewan almost one hundred years later?
As Arabella sifts through caches of long-forgotten letters and buried memories, she unearths the heartbreaking truths of her family history — and in the process also resolves a century-old murder.
In her debut novel, Dey skillfully moves back and forth between two time periods and two memorably resourceful heroines, each of whom must rise to challenges the other could never imagine.
"The exploration of a character's identity through the prism of an ancestor's life is a popular conceit in Canadian literature, but Dey injects new life into it. Extensions is an engrossing story that includes sex and romance, murder and larceny, and a smattering of Canadian history."