'The Sentimentalists' finally arrives in stores
Copies of the 2010 Giller Prize-winning work 'The Sentimentalists' by Johanna Skibsrud are put on the shelves at Indigo Books and Music in Toronto, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (Darren Calabrese / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Thursday, November 25, 2010 12:42PM EST
TORONTO - It seems "The Sentimentalists" is finally making its way into the hands of readers.
The Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning book by Johanna Skibsrud is due to land at Indigo Books & Music at Toronto's Eaton Centre this afternoon.
"The Sentimentalists" won the $50,000 Giller Prize just over two weeks ago but hasn't been available in most bookstores across Canada due to a lack of stock.
Small Nova Scotia publisher Gaspereau Press makes the book by hand and came under fire for not being able to meet soaring demand for it.
Mass orders are now being filled after Gaspereau sold Canadian paperback rights for the book to Douglas & McIntyre, which is in the process of shipping 30,000 copies across Canada.
"The Sentimentalists" charts a daughter's quest to uncover the secrets of her dying father's time in Vietnam.
The Montreal-based Skibsrud, 30, is the youngest winner in the 17-year history of the Giller.
Amazon.ca sent an email alert Thursday telling readers the book was available.