The Search For Heinrich Schlögel by Martha BaillieThe Search For Heinrich Schlögel by Martha Baillie

The Search For Heinrich Schlögel

byMartha Baillie

Paperback | September 15, 2014

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The story of a young man who escapes the claustrophobia of small-town Germany by travelling to Canada, where he sets out on a long solo hike into the interior of Baffin Island. Soon time begins to play tricks on him. Yanked from the twentieth century and deposited in the twenty-first, Heinrich lands in a disorienting, digital Present where a computer-nimble Pangnirtung teenager befriends him. She lives with her grandmother who rents Heinrich a room. | "Capacious, capricious, mischievous, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel moves like a quantum experiment, defying boundaries of time, place, chronology. Fluid as light itself, animated by startling imagery, vivid and peculiar characters, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel is a hymn to brooding memory, the enduring need to inhabit story, and a haunting insistence upon endless possibilities within possibility. That is to say, hope." --Gina Ochsner, author of The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight | The Search for Heinrich Schlögel will be published simultaneously in the U.S. by Tin House
Martha Baillie is the author of four novels. Her most recent, The Incident Report (Pedlar Press, 2009), was nominated for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize and was included in the Globe and Mail's list of Best Books for 2009. She has crossed the Arctic Circle on foot, hiking in Auyuittuq on Baffin Island, spent time in Pangnirtung and kayak...
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Title:The Search For Heinrich SchlögelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:September 15, 2014Publisher:Pedlar PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897141637

ISBN - 13:9781897141632

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Very underrated novel that explores the boundaries of time. I couldn't put this book down. It was one of the best things that I read in 2014.
Date published: 2016-11-27