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Cataract City (2013)

por Craig Davidson

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The friendship between Owen Stuckey and Duncan Diggs waxes and wanes as they both long to flee their small town. On the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, life beyond the tourist trade isn't easy. Locals like Duncan Diggs and Owen Stuckey have few chances to leave. As boys they were abducted and abandoned in the woods. Though they made it out alive, the memory of that time won't fade. Over the years they drift apart, but when Duncan is drawn into a chaotic world of bare-knuckle fighting and other shady dealings, Owen, now a cop, can't look the other way any longer. Together, they'll be forced to survive the wilderness once more as their friendship is pushed to the limit.… (mais)
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(Fiction, Contemporary, Suspense, Canadian)

A short-list nominee for Canada’s 2013 Giller Prize, Cataract City is set in Niagara Falls Ontario, where the gorge into the Falls gives the city its nickname.

Owen and Duncan are childhood friends who’ve grown up in Niagara Falls. As adults, the two men end up at opposite ends of the law: Dunc gets in involved in cross-border cigarette smuggling and Owen is a police officer.

Although I’m not really a fan of suspense, this kept my interest throughout, perhaps because I’m personally familiar with the “Cataract City”.

Notable quote: It boiled down to this: it’s a lot harder to love than to hate. Harder to be there for those you love—to see them get older, get sick, be taken from you in sudden awful ways. Hate’s dead simple. You can hate an utter stranger from a thousand miles away. It asks nothing of you. It eats you from the inside but it takes no effort or thought at all. (page 327)

4 stars ( )
  ParadisePorch | Feb 8, 2018 |
Un grand roman "d'homme"... Dont le héros est une caricature tout sauf caricaturale... Une violence touchante, presque tendre. ( )
  Nikoz | Dec 24, 2017 |
My reasons for choosing this book to read:
1. Canadian author
2. Set in a place I love and know well >> Niagara Falls aka "Cataract City"

When I started reading this book, I thought Yikes! This is not what I was expecting, too masculine for my taste. However, I chose this book to read for our book club for the month of May AND I invited the author to join us via telephone (he kindly accepted) to discuss his novel during our monthly meet. Therefore, I had no choice but to read it to the end. VERY happy to say it turned out to be a brilliant idea (self pat on the back), because as I kept reading those cute little red rating stars kept multiplying.

The name alone was intriguing, I looked it up, and to my surprise found out it is a true nickname for Niagara Falls. I never knew that and I love finding out new information about things/places I thought I knew everything (obviously not) about. In addition, I love learning about things I know nothing about. Well Craig is a good teacher, too good at times during certain brutal, graphic scenes in the novel! He taught me about dog racing, dog fighting, and men fighting to the point I said out loud >> TMI! Not sure that I really wanted to know ALL that! However, that is a good thing, because if a writer and his words do not evoke any emotions, good, or bad, he is not a writer worth reading.

The heart of the story is about true friendship between two men, Duncan (blue collar) and Owen (white collar) and a female (strong, tough girl) character I loved, Edwina.

Craig is a writer worth reading! His prose is genius, descriptive, and visual. He is a masterful storyteller that has the unique ability to put you right in the story ringside. (Pun intended)

PS. Our book club truly enjoyed our chat with Craig. To quote one of our members: “Craig was so candid, entertaining, and generous with his time.”
Thanks again Craig! ( )
  LorettaR | Oct 10, 2014 |
This is a very well written story and I would probably give it a higher score if I were a male reader as I believe the story, violence, and life style would be more appealing to a guy. The story is told by two narrators, Owen Stuckey and Duncan Diggs, two kids growing up in Niagara Falls Ontario.
They are best friends until they spend a couple of nights lost in the woods at the age of eleven and are forbidden from seeing each other by their parents. Owen is from a well educated family and Duncan's background is more working class. Years later their lives intersect again over greyhound dog racing and a girl named Edwina Murphy. Cataract city seems like the kind of place that is unkind to its younger generation. Those tho stay end up Working at the cookie factory or at the dock. Most with any ambition leave.
The characters are really well described but I found the story went on too long in some parts, especially the first and last chapters when Owe and Dunc are lost in the woods. Several encounters various aspects of the law round out the tale. ( )
1 vote MaggieFlo | Mar 27, 2014 |
This book is unlike any book I've ever read before. For one thing it is truly a masculine story with two childhood friends and their lives in Cataract City (Niagara Falls). The book is rough and tumble to say the least. It begins with two twelve year old boys (Duncan and Owen) who were taken out to the woods. The kidnapper died the night he stole the boys and the two boys were left to try to find their way out of the forest around Niagara Falls on their own. They got lost and wandered for three days, but their survival instinct was truly remarkable, and they managed to survive. Those boys grew up but the episode forever changed them. Owen managed to get out of Cataract City and he became a cop. Duncan never left and instead stayed and thoroughly explored the underworld of his city. We get first hand looks at greyhound racing, dog fights, bare-knuckle fighting, smuggling and a good look at the people who live in that underworld. Through it all Duncan remains remarkably grounded, but that doesn't prevent him from getting into serious trouble and being sent to prison. The book is so descriptive and so well-written, that it almost felt like I was watching a movie rather than reading a book. It's difficult in spots because of the clairty and the "no-holds-barred" writing of Craig Davidson, but the tension remains throughout until the very end of the book. I really couldn't put it down. I feel like I really got to know Dunk and Owe and their city. In fact, Cataract City is so well-described that it actually felt like it was another character in this edgey, brilliant book. This is a wonderful, sprawling and gutsy book that I think should have won the Giller Prize. It's not an easy book to read. In fact, it is very difficult and graphic, but it's one that will stick with me for a long time. ( )
  Romonko | Jan 13, 2014 |
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Craig Davidson’s superb storytelling skills, extreme plotlines, and unabashedly masculine take on human conflict have distinguished him from many of his literary contemporaries. He has also proved willing to freely borrow from such diverse genres as detective fiction, dark fantasy, and horror. These unconventional (at least in Canada) narrative and aesthetic strategies are given full rein in Davidson’s new novel, and to better effect than ever before.
adicionada por monnibo | editarQuill & Quire, James Grainger (Oct 1, 2013)
 
Craig Davidson is one of this country’s great kinetic writers. Whether his focus is on bare-knuckle boxing or the lithe grace of racing greyhounds tearing along a straightaway, Davidson’s stock-in-trade is describing bodies in motion...That the 50 or so pages preceding it don’t maintain quite the same level of narrative interest as the rest of the novel should not detract from the otherwise impressive development in its author’s vision and approach.
 
These are not mere quibbles, but encouragements. There is something to be said for the novel that is pared, and it may well be that this story goes 15 rounds when it could have been decided in 11, even nine, but let that not obscure the truth. We have, here, a superb, thoughtful and thoroughly entertaining novel that is, page by page, mostly riveting, its prose flawless and its observations acute and, often touchingly sympathetic, about far more than men’s violence.

Davidson is a seriously talented writer with a proven pedigree, a present — and future. I’m along for the ride.
 
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The friendship between Owen Stuckey and Duncan Diggs waxes and wanes as they both long to flee their small town. On the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, life beyond the tourist trade isn't easy. Locals like Duncan Diggs and Owen Stuckey have few chances to leave. As boys they were abducted and abandoned in the woods. Though they made it out alive, the memory of that time won't fade. Over the years they drift apart, but when Duncan is drawn into a chaotic world of bare-knuckle fighting and other shady dealings, Owen, now a cop, can't look the other way any longer. Together, they'll be forced to survive the wilderness once more as their friendship is pushed to the limit.

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