The Winter Wives

The Winter Wives

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A thrilling new psychological drama from Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Linden MacIntrye, weaving threads of crime, disability and dementia together into a tale of unrequited love and delusion.

Two old friends, who first met in university, get together for a weekend of golfing: Allan, a football hero, worldly and financially successful, and his quieter friend, nicknamed Byron, lame from a childhood injury, a smart fellow who became a lawyer but who has never left home, staying put so he could care for a mother with Alzheimer's.

During a long night of drinking, the fault lines between them start to show. One of the biggest: the two men married sisters, though Allan was the one who walked down the aisle with Peggy, the sister both of them loved, and Byron had to settle for Annie.

Out on the course the next morning, Allan suffers a stroke. In one traumatic moment, he loses control of his life, his wife and his business empire, which turns out to have been built on lies and the illegal drug trade. And Byron has to suddenly confront his own weaknesses and strengths, his tangled relationship with Allan and the Winter sisters--both the one he married and the one he thought was the love of his life. No one will anticipate the lengths to which Byron will go to make sense of his life.

Title:The Winter Wives
ISBN:9780735282056
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    The Winter Wives Reviews

  • Krista

    I knew the Winter sisters from high school. We moved in different circles at university, but I’d see one or both from time to time and, like everybody else, they seemed to be intrigued by my appa...

  • Canadian Reader

    MacIntyre’s most recent novel is an odd one, and the problems start with the title, which seems increasingly peculiar as the narrative develops. The book focuses far less on the Winter sisters—Peg...

  • Brandon

    When Allen is struck down by a debilitating stroke during a game of golf with his friend and business partner Byron, the relationship between the two begins to deteriorate.  Life-long friends from co...

  • Penny (Literary Hoarders)

    Excitement always builds for me when a new Linden MacIntyre is released. I immediately bought this one the day it was released. It's fairly classic MacIntyre in that he never gives you everything, you...

  • Dana

    This was my first book by Linden MacIntyre. I really enjoyed his writing style and the layout of the book. It was easy to follow. I didn't find myself connecting with any of the characters but was sti...

  • Erin

    Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for an egalley in exchange for an honest review. I was always interested in Canadian journalist, Linden McIntyre's involvement on CBC's Fifth Estat...

  • Kathy

    I didn't mind this book, but I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it to people. The characters have a very bizarre relationship that never really made sense to me. It didn't seem to be going anywh...

  • Virginia

    Ah, finally a novel by a Canadian writer with genuine Canadian settings! I’ve been where the characters have been and I can celebrate that. I truly revelled in the writing - no unnecessary details, ...

  • Toni Osborne

    A psychological dramaThis dialogue driven tale weaves multiple threads of crime, disability and dementia into a drama of unreciprocated love and misconception.The main players:Allan is successful fina...

  • Kathleen

    THE WINTER WIVES by Linden MacIntyre is a psychological drama, weaving threads of crime, disability and dementia together in a tale of unrequited love and delusion. The story is told from Byron's poin...