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by Jane Urquhart
INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR A Map of Glass Urquhart’s passion for the past and the land are at full poetic play . Urquhart’s considerable following, or anyone willing to be seduced by her cadence. ill be moved by the truth in her story and enchanted by its beauty.
INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR A Map of Glass Urquhart’s passion for the past and the land are at full poetic play in this intricate story of love, loss and memory. Publishers Weekly (starred. A Map of Glass is carefully observed, finely nuanced, and deeply involving. Richard Bachmann, A Different Drummer Books.
Jane Urquhart is the bestselling author of five internationally acclaimed, award-winning novels. A Map of Glass ebbs and flows between the present and families of late19th century Canadian timber barons who not only forged a nation, they raped it as well. She is also the author of a collection of short fiction, Storm Glass, and three books of poetry. She lives in Southwestern Ontario. Above all else, A Map of Glass is exquisitely imagined and crafted with a structure that shows us both the frailty of stories and the permanence of history -that the legacy of the past can both breath meaning into or suffocate those who must live with its consequences.
About the Author: Jane Urquhart is the bestselling author of five internationally acclaimed, award-winning novels. She is the winner of numerous awards and has been short listed for the Booker Prize and the International IMPAC award. Библиографические данные.
Jane Urquhart's stunning new novel weaves two parallel stories, one. Jane Urquhart's stunning new novel weaves two parallel stories, one set in contemporary Toronto and Prince Edward County, Ontario, the other in the nineteenth century on the northern shores of Lake Ontario. Sylvia Bradley was rescued from her parents' house by a doctor attracted to and challenged by her withdrawn ways.
We keep the details on file while you are here, the clerk told her, but you can pay with cash if you wish when you leave. In five days, she said. She might need a full week. She could bargain later. Once inside the room she took stock of her surroundings, wanting to learn the objects with which she would live.
Jane Urquhart doesn't title individual chapters, instead she divides her novel into three large sections . When discussing the name of the last section, "A Map of Glass," also consider why Urquhart chose that as the title of the book
Jane Urquhart doesn't title individual chapters, instead she divides her novel into three large sections: "The Revelations"; "The Bog Commissioners"; "A Map of Glass". Look at each of these sections and discuss why it is given that particular title. When discussing the name of the last section, "A Map of Glass," also consider why Urquhart chose that as the title of the book. The epigraph of the novel tells us that the "logical, two dimensional picture" provided by a diagram, plan, or map "rarely looks like the thing it stands fo. Which characters make maps or diagrams? What function do they serve? How do they relate to some of the book's central concerns?
Jane Urquhart, the Canadian author of several acclaimed novels including The Stone . Julie Wheelwright's books include 'The Fatal Lover: Mata Hari and the myth of female espionage'. Independent culture newsletter.
Jane Urquhart, the Canadian author of several acclaimed novels including The Stone Carvers, has now written a brilliantly multi-layered narrative that delves deeply into the meaning of memory. Interleaved with the contemporary story, Urquhart recreates Andrew's memoir, peppered with its own cast of dynamic characters who inhabit a place and time that lives now only through his words. Her sense of the larger issues of history and the fragility of human relationships within them are, at moments, deeply poignant.
In the typical Urquhart mold, A Map of Glass is a novel about the past, the land, and art, subjects found in many of her previous novels. A young artist, Jerome, is alone on Timber Island to take photos of temporary art creations, or "absences," he has dug in the snow. While there, he finds the body of Andrew Woodman, an Alzheimer's sufferer, frozen in the ice of the river.
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From the author of the best-selling, award-winning The Stone Carvers and The Underpainter comes a new novel that explores love, loss, and the transitory nature of place. After Jerome, a young artist on a remote island retreat, discovers Andrew Woodman s dead body frozen in the ice, he meets the elderly man s former lover, Sylvia, who is curious about the circumstances surrounding Andrew s death.