Minus Time

Paperback | March 27, 2000

byCatherine Bush

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Widely praised by critics in Canada and the U.S., shortlisted for the 1994 SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award and a City of Toronto Book Award, Minus Time made a stunningly successful publishing debut. Now with the February 2000 release of Catherine Bush’s second novel, The Rules of Engagement (see page 9), and interest from the film community, this is the perfect time for the new PerennialCanada edition of Minus Time.

With surreal lyricism and edgy, deadpan wit, Catherine Bush’s Minus Time traces the desire of a young woman to make a place for herself in a media-mad, toxic-scare-filled world. Helen’s mother is an astronaut trying to set an endurance record in a space station. Her father, a disaster-relief specialist, circles the world saving people from catastrophe. What kind of family is possible when your parents are in constant motion and there’s so much space separating you from them? With risks of disaster all around, how do you dream a future for yourself? 

Set in a world where external events aptly mirror the drama of personal relationships, Minus Time offers up a brilliantly observed, deeply moving tale of millennial life, in a voice sliced through with irony and awe.

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Helen is a young woman longing to find her place in a frenzied, media-crazy, panicky world. Her astronaut mother is attempting to set an endurance record in a space station. Her disaster-relief specialist father, flies around the globe, saving people from tragedy. With her parents in perpetual motion, circling far beyond her reach, Hel...

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Widely praised by critics in Canada and the U.S., shortlisted for the 1994 SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award and a City of Toronto Book Award, Minus Time made a stunningly successful publishing debut. Now with the February 2000 release of Catherine Bush’s second novel, The Rules of Engagement (see page 9), and interest from ...

CATHERINE BUSH is the author of the novel Minus Time, which was shortlisted for the 1994 SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award and a City of Toronto Book Award and published internationally. It is currently being adapted for the big screen. Born in Toronto, Bush has also resided in Montreal, New York and Provincetown, Massachuse...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.88 inPublished:March 27, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006485294

ISBN - 13:9780006485292

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Helen is a young woman longing to find her place in a frenzied, media-crazy, panicky world. Her astronaut mother is attempting to set an endurance record in a space station. Her disaster-relief specialist father, flies around the globe, saving people from tragedy. With her parents in perpetual motion, circling far beyond her reach, Helen feels orphaned. How is family possible? And what kind of future can she hope for with the risk of disaster constantly looming? Catherine Bush presents a brilliant, touching and ironic tale of millennial life in Minus Time.