Mackerel SkyBook - 2004
From one of Canada's most original emerging writers comes a novel of criminal intrigue, eccentric love, and powerful women. After a twenty-year absence, a father returns to meet his adult daughter for the first time and is completely unprepared for what he encounters. Guy discovers that his vivacious daughter lives in a bizarre household with her mother, Martine, and Martine's young lover, Harry. If the intense and unusual relationship of the three housemates isn't enough, Guy also realizes that they are deeply involved in a counterfeiting operation, producing fake American currency for the black market. Rekindling his relationship with Martine creates friction in the house, and when the counterfeiting operation breaks down, Guy finds himself in a desperate situation as the novel drives towards its climax deep in the criminal underworld. With comparisons to Milan Kundera, Leonard Cohen, and Barbara Gowdy, Natalee Caple brings to this novel her exquisite portrayal of the human psyche and her daring, provocative style.
Mackerel Sky is a dark, thrilling novel about seduction, the intricate, often destructive relationship between parent and child, and the impulses of the heart.