The Dove in Bathurst Station

September 17, 2013|
The Dove in Bathurst Station by Patricia Westerhof
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Marta Elzinga has been searching for a sign. When she spots an elusive mink on the shoreline of the Toronto Island Airport, she thinks it is a message. The pigeon that boards the subway at Bathurst Station is the second sign. But how to read these dispatches?

Plagued with indecision and prone to magical thinking, Marta needs direction. A floundering guidance counsellor, she struggles to meet the needs of her students, as well as those of her charming but unstable husband. During a tour of historical buildings in Toronto, Marta visits an abandoned subway station and runs into a former student. He invites her to join him in some urban exploration. And so, in the late evenings, Marta comes to traverse the dangerous geography beneath the city’s streets. Through these journeys, Marta confronts the coils in her own thinking about providence, chance, and personal responsibility.

A complex and stirring novel, The Dove in Bathurst Station is about finding hope and reconciliation.

Patricia Westerhof is the author of The Dove in Bathurst Station and Catch Me When I Fall. She was born to Dutch Canadian parents and spent parts of her childhood in Holland and rural Alberta. Her Dutch roots and memories of these two places were the inspiration behind Catch Me When I Fall. Her work has been published in Room Magazine,...
Title:The Dove in Bathurst Station
Product dimensions:240 pages, 7 X 5 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 7 X 5 X 0.75 in
Published:September 17, 2013
Publisher:Brindle & Glass Publishing
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781927366141

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