Murther And Walking Spirit by Robertson DaviesMurther And Walking Spirit by Robertson Davies

Murther And Walking Spirit

byRobertson Davies

Paperback | November 1, 2011

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'I was never so amazed in my life as when the Sniffer drew his concealed weapon from its case and struck me to the ground, stone dead.' So begins the story of Connor 'Gil' Gilmartin when he catches his wife in flagrante with the Sniffer, his former colleague and now his murderer. Unfortunately, death is only the first indignity Gil is about to suffer. For he lingers on as a ghost, and from this bleak vantage - made even less endurable by the fact that he must spend the afterlife sitting beside his killer at a film festival - he is forced to view the exploits and failures of his ancestors, from the forerunners who sailed up the Hudson to Canada during the American Revolution to his university-professor parents.
Robertson Davies was born in Thamesville, Ontario, in 1913. A novelist, playwright, literary critic and essayist, he received numerous awards for his work. It is as a writer of fiction that Robertson Davies achieved international recognition, with such books as The Salterton Trilogy (Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice and A Mixture of...
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Title:Murther And Walking SpiritFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.75 × 5.15 × 1 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241952662

ISBN - 13:9780241952665

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth your time This was the first Robertson Davies book I ever read. At the time, it blew my mind but I had yet to read The Deptford Trilogy and his other masterpieces. Now I know Murther and Walking Spirits is not his greatest novel but even a lesser Robertson Davies book is always worth your time.
Date published: 2017-03-10