Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 368 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in
Published: August 24, 2010
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0771086423
ISBN - 13: 9780771086427
From the Publisher
A stunning, evocative novel set in Ireland and Canada,
Away traces a family's complex and layered past. The
narrative unfolds with shimmering clarity, and takes us from the
harsh northern Irish coast in the 1840s to the quarantine stations
at Grosse Isle and the barely hospitable land of the Canadian
Shield; from the flourishing town of Port Hope to the flooded
streets of Montreal; from Ottawa at the time of Confederation to a
large-windowed house at the edge of a Great Lake during the present
day. Graceful and moving, Away unites the personal and the
political as it explores the most private, often darkest corners of
our emotions where the things that root us to ourselves endure.
Powerful, intricate, lyrical, Away is an unforgettable
About the Author
Jane Urquhart is the author of five internationally acclaimed novels: The Whirlpool , which received Le prix du meilleur livre étranger (Best Foreign Book Award) in France; Changing Heaven ; Away , which won the Trillium Award and was a finalist for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; The Underpainter , which won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Rogers Communications Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize; and The Stone Carvers , a finalist for the 2001 Giller Prize and for the Governor General''s Award for Fiction. She is also the author of a collection of short fiction, Storm Glass , and three books of poetry, I Am Walking in the Garden of His Imaginary Palace , False Shuffles , and The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan ( I Am Walking in the Garden of His Imaginary Palace and The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan were published together in 2000 in a one-volume collector’s edition entitled Some Other Garden ). Urquhart has received the Marian Engel Award, and has been named a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France. She was also the 2003 recipient of Alberta''s Bob Edwards Award. Urquhart has received numerous honorary doctorates from Canadian universities and has been writer-in-residence at the University of Ottawa and at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and, during the winter and spring of 1997, she held the Presidential Writer-in-Residence Fellowship at the University
"A dazzling novel…written by a major novelist at the height of her
-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.…."
"Urquhart writes with clear, sensuous poetry."
-Times Literary Supplement (U.K.)