• Random House, 2002
  • Vintage Canada, 2003
  • Overlook Press, New York, 2003

In this atmospheric and enthralling novel, Katherine Govier tells the story of a man torn between the lies he has lived by and the truth he now needs. She recreates the summer in which "the world's greatest living bird artist" finally understood the paradox embedded in his art: that the act of creation was also an act of destruction.

In 2003, Creation was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

To purchase Creation in the US: visit Overlook Press.


"Creation is a sprawling novel, teeming with natural abundance, yet delivered in small, intimate scenes... the reward is deep engagement, the kind that promises a novel a lasting place in the affections of readers." — Donna Bailey Nurse, The Toronto Star

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