The Watch that Ends the Night

May 18, 2009|
The Watch that Ends the Night by Hugh Maclennan
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George and Catherine Stewart share not only the burden of Catherine''s heart disease, which could cause her death at any time, but the memory of Jerome Martell, her first husband and George''s closest friend. Martel, a brilliant doctor passionately concerned with social justice, is presumed to have died in a Nazi prison camp. His sudden return to Montreal precipitates the central crisis of the novel. Hugh MacLennan takes the reader into the lives of his three characters and back into the world of Montreal in the thirties, when politics could send an idealist across the world to Spain, France, Auschwitz, Russia, and China before his return home.
Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Hugh MacLennan (1907-1990) taught at McGill University from 1951 to 1981 and wrote novels and essays that helped define Canadian literature. His novels include Barometer Rising (1941), Two Solitudes (1945), Each Man''s Son (
Title:The Watch that Ends the Night
Product dimensions:372 pages, 8.8 X 5.7 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:372 pages, 8.8 X 5.7 X 1.1 in
Published:May 18, 2009
Publisher:McGill-Queen's University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780773524965

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