October 31, 2011|
Adrift by Loren Edizel
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John arrives in a Montreal airport with a suitcase in hand. We do not know where he is from, or who he is. He takes up work as a night-shift nurse and writes his reflections and impressions in a notebook that he carries with him at all times. By means of these personal entries, the novel allows us to explore his identity by following his daily movements and intimate thoughts, as well as his connections to those who come into contact with him. Based in a Montreal neighbourhood called Carré St Louis, the story unfolds through non-linear narrative connections that flow across city blocks, continents and oceans, and meander in and out of the characters' minds, dealing with questions of displacement, identity, and meaning.
Loren Edizel was born in Izmir, Turkey and has lived in Canada most of her life. One of her novels, The Ghosts of Smyrna, was published in Turkey in 2008 by Senocak Yayinlari (translated by Roza Hakmen) and her short story "The Conch" appeared (November 2009) in Turkish translation as part of an anthology entitled Izmir in Wo...
Product dimensions:200 pages, 8.78 X 5.76 X 0.54 in
Shipping dimensions:200 pages, 8.78 X 5.76 X 0.54 in
Published:October 31, 2011
Publisher:Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781894770736

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