Etiennes Alphabet

by James King

Cormorant Books Inc | November 27, 2010 | Trade Paperback |

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Etinne Morneau is an unassuming young man of few friends and even fewer words. A recluse, the only way he can make sense of the world around him is to compile lists and stick to a routine. Details of ordinary life that we accept as a matter of course, he often finds difficult to grasp. As a result, he believes he does not know or feel enough to express anything worth expressing. Yet in spite of Etienne''s unique perspective, or perhaps because of it, he is secretly a creative genius. His art an attempt to capture in images what his mind cannot define in words - is infused with a strange beauty; and his journals - organized in the form of a dictionary reveal an innocent soul yearning to take part in life and all its small glories. Featuring elegant writing and an unforgettable narrator, Etinne''s Alphabet is proof that all it takes to make the world remarkable and new is a "different" set of eyes.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: November 27, 2010

Publisher: Cormorant Books Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 189715187X

ISBN - 13: 9781897151877

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Etiennes Alphabet

Etiennes Alphabet

by James King

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: November 27, 2010

Publisher: Cormorant Books Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 189715187X

ISBN - 13: 9781897151877

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Etinne Morneau is an unassuming young man of few friends and even fewer words. A recluse, the only way he can make sense of the world around him is to compile lists and stick to a routine. Details of ordinary life that we accept as a matter of course, he often finds difficult to grasp. As a result, he believes he does not know or feel enough to express anything worth expressing. Yet in spite of Etienne''s unique perspective, or perhaps because of it, he is secretly a creative genius. His art an attempt to capture in images what his mind cannot define in words - is infused with a strange beauty; and his journals - organized in the form of a dictionary reveal an innocent soul yearning to take part in life and all its small glories. Featuring elegant writing and an unforgettable narrator, Etinne''s Alphabet is proof that all it takes to make the world remarkable and new is a "different" set of eyes.

About the Author

James King, Distinguished University Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University, has been a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of four previous novels: Faking (1999), Blue Moon (2000), Transformations (2003), and Pure Inventions (2006). He is also the author of eight works of biography, the subjects of which include William Blake, Margaret Laurence, Jack McClelland, and Farley Mowat. His biography of Herbert Read, The Last Modern, was nominated for the Governor Generals Literary Award. James King lives in Hamilton, Ontario. James King, Distinguished University Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University, has been a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of four previous novels: Faking (1999), Blue Moon (2000), Transformations (2003), and Pure Inventions (2006). He is also the author of eight works of biography, the subjects of which include William Blake, Margaret Laurence, Jack McClelland, and Farley Mowat. His biography of Herbert Read, The Last Modern, was nominated for the Governor General''s Literary Award. James King lives in Hamilton, Ontario. James King is the author of four previous novels: Faking (1999), Blue Moon (2000), Transformations (2003), and Pure Inventions (2006). He is also the author of eight works of biography, the subjects of which include William Blake, Margaret Laurence, Jack McClellan
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