All That Glitters by Martine DesjardinsAll That Glitters by Martine Desjardins

All That Glitters

byMartine DesjardinsTranslated byFred A. Reed, David Homel

Paperback | March 15, 2005

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In 1914, Simon Dulac enrolls in a Canadian contingent of military police, a perfect cover for his real ambition-to comb the battlefields of Europe unhindered in his search for the legendary Templar treasure said to have been buried in Flanders in 1307. An inveterate and uncannily lucky gambler, Dulac encounters Nell, who has come to the trenches to practice suturing wounds, forbidden to nurses in her native England.So skilled is Nell at her craftthat she knits together torn and broken flesh with elaborate and beautiful embroidery, creating a rebus code which both reveals and conceals the most intricate secrets of her charges.Haunted by the iron jealousy of their commanding officer, Dulac and Nell pursue their desires and risk everything in the greatest game of all.Masterful, transgressive and erudite, Desjardins's second novel constructs a narrative tapestry woven of the most elusive threads of meaning and signification.
Martine Desjardins Born in the town of Mount Royal in Quebec, Martine Desjardins worked as an assistant editor-in-chief at ELLE Québec magazine for four years before leaving to devote herself to writing. Presently she works as a freelance rewriter, translator and journalist for L'actualité, an award-winning French-language curre...
Title:All That GlittersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:March 15, 2005Publisher:Talon Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889225206

ISBN - 13:9780889225206

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Praise for Martine Desjardins's Fairy Ring:

Fairy Ring is a feat. Demonstrating an agile imagination, pyrotechnic vocabulary and a literary style decanted by the drop, Desjardins approaches the aesthetic quintessence."
--Montreal Review of Books