The Umbrella Mender

September 16, 2014|
The Umbrella Mender by Christine Fischer Guy
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"In her haunting debut novel, The Umbrella Mender, Christine Fischer Guy transports us to 1950s Moose Factory, where the beleaguered staff of the local hospital are fighting to stem the tide of tuberculosis among the indigenous peoples of the North. At the heart of the novel is Hazel MacPherson, a promising young nurse who finds herself increasingly drawn to the surrounding wilderness, made manifest in the person of a troubled drifter named Gideon White.

Like her heroine, Fischer Guy is equally at home within the walls of the hospital and without. In language rich with sensual detail, she brings Hazel''s dualized experience into sharp focus, evoking the ghostly beauty of an X-ray one moment, the living presence of the Moose River the next.

The Umbrella Mender is a gorgeous book ? a moving meditation on human frailty, a sensitive portrait of conflicting cultures brought together in an uneasy truce, and a heartbreaking tale of unsanctioned love."

? Alissa York, author of

Christine Fischer Guy''s fiction has appeared in journals across Canada and has been nominated for the Journey Prize. She reviews for the Globe and Mail, contributes to Ryeberg.com and themillions.com and teaches creative writing at the School for Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. She is also an award-winning journalist....
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Title:The Umbrella Mender
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6.08 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6.08 X 0.8 in
Published:September 16, 2014
Publisher:Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781894987905

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