Etiennes Alphabet

Paperback | November 27, 2010

byJames King

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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.

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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 Et...

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, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.32 × 0.5 inPublished:November 27, 2010Publisher:Cormorant Books IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:189715187X

ISBN - 13:9781897151877

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