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Away

by Jane Urquhart

McClelland & Stewart | August 24, 2010 | Trade Paperback |

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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 novel.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: August 24, 2010

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0771086423

ISBN - 13: 9780771086427

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Away

Away

by Jane Urquhart

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: August 24, 2010

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0771086423

ISBN - 13: 9780771086427

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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 novel.

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
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Editorial Reviews

"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.)
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