This was the line between here and there. No Landwash, no vague intertidal zone, no
undecided, She stood at the edge, a mass of instincts and yearnings and despair,
while the dawn painted itself in around her, shade by delicate shade.
The kids call her Lighthouse: no lights on up there. In a
small town, everyone knows when you can’t read. But Cathy is just distracted by
the light and lines and artistry of everyday life. A talented artist growing up
in tiny Mariners Cove, Newfoundland, she yearns for acceptance. She dreams of
enrolling in art school, but getting there will be a struggle.
Hutch Parsons is everything Cathy is not: charismatic,
popular, smart. Overflowing with energy, he is confident in his plans for the
future. But one icy evening his world is upended. Now he must face a different life
and his own struggle. Dancing between points of view, Catching the Light explores the ordinary lives of two extraordinary
people. With gorgeously lyrical language and a strong sense of place, this
tender novel announces a bright new voice in Atlantic fiction