The Bukowski Agency - The Factory Voice

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Canada: Coteau Books, 2009

ABOUT JEANETTE LYNES

Jeanette Lynes
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Jeanette Lynes holds a doctorate in English Literature and is the author of five prize-winning collections of poetry. She co-edits The Antigonish Review and teaches English at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The Factory Voice is her first novel, and she is currently working on a second.

The Factory Voice

a novel by Jeanette Lynes

A HEARTWARMING WORLD WAR II ADVENTURE IN THE SAME LEAGUE AS THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

  • A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year
  • Longlisted for the Giller Prize

The Factory VoiceIt’s 1941 and World War II is raging. At a military aircraft factory in northwestern Ontario, and in a POW camp nearby, mysterious events are endangering lives. A prisoner has escaped, putting the community on edge.

Against this backdrop, the desires, the dreams, and the changing lives of four strong, engaging women who work at the factory play out. The most recent arrival is a famous female aeronautical engineer, a character inspired by a true story. In language rich with the idiom and imagery of the time, Jeanette Lynes tells an entertaining, fast-paced story of ambition, friendship, loyalty, love, and betrayal.

 

PRAISE FOR THE FACTORY VOICE

“A rollicking good tale.”  — THE GLOBE AND MAIL

“An entertaining and engaging story…. The pace of the novel maintains suspense without ever seeming manipulative. Moreover, although the characters occasionally teeter on the edge of becoming stereotypes, they never fall over: Lynes maintains their integrity as unforgettable individuals with unique problems. All of this makes for a compelling narrative that is hard to put down.”  — QUILL & QUIRE

“Jeanette Lynes portrays the era of Rosie the Riveter in a vibrant tale about the intertwined lives of four female employees at an aircraft plant…. Entertaining and incisive, The Factory Voice is a richly imagined story.”  — WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

 

 

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