Moving Water by Joan SkoganMoving Water by Joan Skogan

Moving Water

byJoan Skogan

Paperback | November 28, 1998

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Joan Skogan's marvelously poetic new novel draws upon her own years adrift on the sea as a wanderer and wonderer to tell the story of Rose Bachmann, a woman at mid-tide in a life awash in the debris of a mysterious marriage, in myths both long known and newly invented and in the magical coastline of the NOrth Pacific.

Rose finds herself at rest in the rock form of a petroglyph entitled The One Who Fell From Heaven, near Prince Rupert, B.C. and there she imagines, in a brilliant song to her past and those she has loved, voyages both real and surreal and the currents of an existence that have brought her to this place, this truth.

It is a story winding its way toward the "I", a story which opens to engulf the Skeena and the St. Lawrence, the Danube and the Tigris, swallowing the very self Rose has given over to propulsion and discovery. It is a quest which roams the swelling waves of personal history and may of the world's unfathomable waterways, at once, as the title suggests, in motion, yet serenely still.

About The Author

Joan Skogan has been shortlisted for the Journey Prize, the CBC Literary Essay Competition and the Western Magazine Award. She is the author of The Good Companion, Voyages at Sea with Strangers, The Princess and the Sea Bear and Other Tsimshian Stories, Grey Cat at Sea and Skeena: A River Remembered. Her work has been broadcast on the ...

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Title:Moving WaterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:209 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.3 inPublished:November 28, 1998Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888783868

ISBN - 13:9780888783868

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Joan Skogan's new novel Moving Water draws upon her years wandering at sea to tell the story of Rose Bachman. A woman in the middle of life, Rose is buffeted by the debris of her mysterious marriage, the Haida myths that come to her in trust, and the spirit of the petroglyphs along the coast of the North Pacific. Rose finds herself within the rock form of one particular petroglyph, called The One Who Fell From Heaven, not far from Prince Rupert. There she imagines, in a song to her past, the currents of an existence that has brought her to this place.