The acclaimed author of February “combin[es] the complexity of the best literary fiction with the page-turning compulsive readability of a thriller” (National Post).
Lisa Moore, a “Canada Reads” winner and a New Yorker Best Book of the Year author, introduces a dangerously appealing new protagonist unlike any she’s imagined before: a modern Billy the Kid . . .
Caught begins with a prison break. Twenty-five-year-old David Slaney, locked up on charges of marijuana possession, escapes his cell and sprints to the highway. There, he is picked up by a friend of his sister’s and transported to a strip bar where he survives his first night on the run. But evading the cops isn’t his only objective; Slaney intends to track down his old partner, Hearn, and get back into the drug business. Along the way, Slaney’s fugitive journey across Canada rushes vibrantly to life as he visits an old flame and adopts numerous guises to outpace authorities: hitchhiker, houseguest, student, lover. When he finally reunites with Hearn just steps ahead of a detective hell-bent on making a high-profile arrest, their scheme sends Slaney to Mexico, Colombia, and back again on an epic quest fueled by luck, charm, and unbending conviction.
In Caught, “Moore combines the propulsive storytelling of a beach-book thriller with the skilled use of language and penetrating insights of literary fiction. She pulls it off seamlessly, creating a vivid, compulsively readable tale” (Penthouse).
“Propulsive, adrenalin-drenched.”–The Globe and Mail
“Exhilarating . . . a memorably oddball and alluring novel that’s simultaneously breezy, taut, funny, and insightful.”–The Vancouver Sun