The Momentum of Red
The Momentum of Red

(Raincoast Books, 2004)

The Momentum of Red tells the gripping and unusual story of the fierce loyalty and selfless love that can exist between father and daughter. Randy, a truck driver in his fifties, raises his daughter Mar after his wife dies in childbirth. As his beloved Mary grows up, he struggles to let her lead her own life. But when Mary meets and moves in with a dangerously volatile man, the ties that bind parent to child are tested again.

Monica Kidd’s depiction of the father-daughter bond is extraordinary. And in the tradition of writers such as Barbara Kingsolver and Sharon Butala, Kidd offers ravishing descriptions of the western landscape, and a beautifully nuanced sense of how the land mirrors the emotional lives of her characters.