Mermaid in Paris

by Cary Fagan

Key Porter | August 25, 2003 | Trade Paperback

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In the spring of 1900, Henry Church-inventor, amateur ornithologist, and performer of puppet theatricals for the local children-is living in a beautiful house by a river, outside a small Ontario town. But his happiness is undermined by the growing distance of his wife, the beautiful and enigmatic Margaret, who takes solitary night swims in the river to ease the mysterious pains in her legs. Henry''s life is shattered by the arrival in town of a Russian performing strongman named Count Anatole Belinsky. When Margaret runs off with the count, Henry pursues them to Europe, where he takes up a precarious existence among the underclass and anarchists of Paris. His need to find Margaret again, and to understand the truth about her, will not let him rest and sends him into new and uncharted territories of emotional discovery. (September 2003)

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: August 25, 2003

Publisher: Key Porter

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1552632326

ISBN - 13: 9781552632321

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Mermaid in Paris

Mermaid in Paris

by Cary Fagan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: August 25, 2003

Publisher: Key Porter

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1552632326

ISBN - 13: 9781552632321

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In the spring of 1900, Henry Church-inventor, amateur ornithologist, and performer of puppet theatricals for the local children-is living in a beautiful house by a river, outside a small Ontario town. But his happiness is undermined by the growing distance of his wife, the beautiful and enigmatic Margaret, who takes solitary night swims in the river to ease the mysterious pains in her legs. Henry''s life is shattered by the arrival in town of a Russian performing strongman named Count Anatole Belinsky. When Margaret runs off with the count, Henry pursues them to Europe, where he takes up a precarious existence among the underclass and anarchists of Paris. His need to find Margaret again, and to understand the truth about her, will not let him rest and sends him into new and uncharted territories of emotional discovery. (September 2003)

About the Author


CARY FAGAN is the author of three previous novels, The Animals'' Waltz, Sleeping Weather and Felix Roth, as well as two collections of short fiction. His work has won the Toronto Book Award and the Jewish Book Committee for Fiction and has been included in Best Canadian Stories and other anthologies. He is also a highly acclaimed writer for children, for which he has won several awards and honours. He lives in Toronto.
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