The Case Of Lena S.

September 2, 2003|
The Case Of Lena S. by David Bergen
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The Case of Lena S. follows the life, loves, and coming-of-age of sixteen-year-old Mason Crowe during a year in which he will learn what it truly means to be in the world. At the centre of the novel is Lena, a troubled girl who has “chosen” Mason and will teach him something of desire and despair. Impulsive, provocative, vulnerable, and sad, Lena becomes haunting for Mason in ways he does not always understand. We meet Mason’s first “love,” an older girl destined for an arranged marriage; his mother, who takes a lover; and a wise and erudite blind man with a voyeuristic streak, to whom Mason reads. Playful, and with deadpan humour, the novel brilliantly captures the yearnings of youth, as well as the tantalizing possibilities and the confounding absurdities that sometimes lie at the heart of our most intimate relationships.
David Bergen is the author of three highly acclaimed novels: A Year of Lesser (1996), a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award; See the Child (1999); and, most recently, The Case of Lena S. (2002), winner of the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, and a finalist for the Governor GeneralR...
Title:The Case Of Lena S.
Product dimensions:296 pages, 4.2 X 5.25 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:296 pages, 4.2 X 5.25 X 0.5 in
Published:September 2, 2003
Publisher:McClelland & Stewart
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780771011870

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