Oslo, Maine

A Novel

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Pub Date 02 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 01 Mar 2021

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Description

A moose walks into a rural Maine town called Oslo.

Pierre Roy, a brilliant twelve-year-old, loses his memory in an accident. Three families are changed for worse and better as they grapple with trauma, marriage, ambition, and their fraught relationship with the natural world.

Oslo, Maine inspects the strengths and limitations of seven average yet extraordinary people as they reckon with their considerable collective failure around Pierre’s accident. Alliances unravel. Long held secrets are exposed. And throughout, the ever-present moose is the linchpin that drives this richly drawn story, filled with heartbreak and hope, to its unexpected conclusion.

A moose walks into a rural Maine town called Oslo.

Pierre Roy, a brilliant twelve-year-old, loses his memory in an accident. Three families are changed for worse and better as they grapple with...


A Note From the Publisher

I couldn’t be more proud to be publishing this novel. Marcia is one of those rare talents, whose vivacious creativity just simply pours from her, whether she’s designing, playing music, directing a film, or writing. When it comes to her writing, Marcia draws the reader in with spare but impactful words and a story that makes you need to keep reading. And what could be more compelling (for me, anyway) than a moose who sees all that happens around her? In the small mill town of Oslo, Maine, we are introduced to—and become intimate with—a handful of people whose lives intersect through her. I can’t wait for you to read this novel. I can’t wait for you to connect with Claude and Pierre, Celine and Sandra, Luc and Edna, and the town of Oslo. But most of all, I can’t wait for you to meet the almost ever present moose. Cheers, Michelle Halket - Publisher, Central Avenue

I couldn’t be more proud to be publishing this novel. Marcia is one of those rare talents, whose vivacious creativity just simply pours from her, whether she’s designing, playing music, directing a...


Advance Praise

“Wildly plotted, astutely observed, and brimming with wit. Marcia Butler explores the blunt, hard follies of human nature with verve and humor in this innovative and charming novel.”— Adrienne Brodeur, author of the national bestselling memoir Wild Game

“I raced through this novel in one breathless sitting. Highly recommended!” — Karen Dionne, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Wicked Sister

“Marcia Butler is a master dramatist, a sorceress, and extraordinary novelist.” — E.J. Levy, author of Love, In Theory and forthcoming, The Cape Doctor

Oslo, Maine is richly satisfying, a book for a quiet afternoon, a cup of tea, music in the background. Don’t mind that big soft nose at the window: the moose has come for you.” — Bill Roorbach, author of The Girl of the Lake, The Remedy for Love, and Life Among Giants

“Gorgeously written and hauntingly told, Butler’s novel, about love, forgiveness, and yes, coming to terms with our failures, is as breathtaking as Maine itself.” — Caroline Leavitt, New York Times Bestselling author of Pictures of You and Cruel Beautiful World

“Wildly plotted, astutely observed, and brimming with wit. Marcia Butler explores the blunt, hard follies of human nature with verve and humor in this innovative and charming novel.”— Adrienne Brodeur...


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