With her mother ill and her father passive, Megan becomes the defacto mother, housekeeper, and lynchpin of her household. Her parents and out-of-control brothers depend on her completely. One day, Megan has had enough and packs her backs for London. ROAD ENDS weaves Megan’s life with the consequences of her departure, particularly for her 4-year-old brother Adam, who has retreated into himself out of insecurity and neglect.
Set against the wild terrain of northern Ontario, where heartbreak and hardship are mirrored in the landscape, this universal drama of love and misunderstanding recounts a family' tragic and moving past. Poignant, funny, and utterly unforgettable, CROW LAKE is a deceptively simple masterpiece of literary fiction.