Away Paperback – 27 Jul 1995
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"A dazzling novel...written by a major novelist at the height of her considerable powers."-Globe and Mail"One of those novels that moves in and takes over your life....Enjoyable not only for its complexity and subtle characterization, but also for the sheer power of Urquhart's writing....Away is simply a great novel." -Books in Canada"Poignant, lilting and emotionally true....Urquhart [creates] her own spell with language that shimmers....." -Chicago Tribune"Urquhart writes with clear, sensuous poetry." -Times Literary Supplement (U.K.)
A dazzling novel written by a major novelist at the height of her considerable powers. Globe and Mail One of those novels that moves in and takes over your life. Enjoyable not only for its complexity and subtle characterization, but also for the sheer power of Urquhart's writing. Away is simply a great novel. Books in Canada Poignant, lilting and emotionally true. Urquhart [creates] her own spell with language that shimmers. . Chicago Tribune Urquhart writes with clear, sensuous poetry. Times Literary Supplement (U.K.)"
From the Publisher
CO-WINNER OF THE TRILLIUM AWARD (WITH MARGARET ATWOOD'S "THE ROBBER BRIDE")
From the author of THE STONE CARVERS
'An engaging and moving exploration of love: mother-love, romantic love, love of country ... AWAY is a melancholy Irish ballad sund on foreign soil, its words and music all the sweeter for being heard so far away from home'
"Washington Post Book World"
'A great romantic tale - rich in imagery and with language worthy of Emily Bronte and Thomas Hardy. Like these writers, Jane Urquhart is unafraid of words and spends them fearlessly ... beautiful and breathtaking'
Timothy Findley author of "Pilgrim"
'Urquhart writes with clear, sensuous poetry, locating her imagery in the watery Irish coastline and the wilderness forest of upper canada'
"TLS" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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