Midnight Cab

Midnight Cab

A Novel

Book - 2002
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Hailing from a small Northern Ontario town, Walker Devereaux, age nineteen, is in Toronto to discover the truth about his early life, the years leading up to the age of three when he was found abandoned on a country road, terrified and clinging to a wire fence. He had no identification but in his pocket was a photograph of two young girls splashing in a lake and a chatty letter from a teenager. His clothes were well cared for, and a dim memory of his mother even now assures him that he was loved. But he wants to know who his mother was, and why she abandoned him, and whether he had a father. At the cab company where he works, Walker befriends the night dispatcher, Krista, a pretty, brave young woman. Wheelchair bound but resourceful, she helps him crack the code of his parents' identity. But the quest to discover his mother's whereabouts swiftly becomes perilous as Walker finds himself within the deadly grasp of Bobby, a young sociopath who has matured from early cruelty to murderous pleasure.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, c2002.
ISBN: 9780676974294
Characteristics: 337 pages ;,24 cm.


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Mar 06, 2010

Arthur Ellis Award-first novel-2002.
A very human approach, a love story and thoroughly enjoyable. The last 50 pages will keep you up late!

Jan 08, 2010

Excellent. I did not hear the CBC version but came to the book through Nichol's later books -- I was quite surprised to hear it started as a play. The characters are really well-developed and interesting, and the plot is unusual and compelling.

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