Three Views of Crystal Water: A Novel

Paperback | August 15, 2006

byKatherine Govier

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Vera Lowinger Drew is the last of a pearling dynasty. When she is left motherless,her only refuge is in Japan with her grandfather’s young mistress, amongthe legendary ama women divers. With their age-old strength to guide her, Veracomes into her own—until World War II turns her friends into “the enemy.”Three Views of Crystal Water crosses generations and continents with a story oflove, war and the quest for the lustrous, elusive pearl.

This Perennial edition of Katherine Govier’s powerful novel is enhanced with aP.S. section featuring pearl lore, and historical and biographical detail.

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Vera Lowinger Drew is the last of a pearling dynasty. When she is left motherless,her only refuge is in Japan with her grandfather’s young mistress, amongthe legendary ama women divers. With their age-old strength to guide her, Veracomes into her own—until World War II turns her friends into “the enemy.”Three Views of Crystal Water cro...

KATHERINE GOVIER’s novelCreation, about John James Audubon in Labrador, was aNew York TimesNotable Book of the Year in 2003. She is the winner of Canada’s Marian Engel Award for a woman writer in mid-career and the Toronto Book Award. Katherine has been a visiting lecturer in both creative writing and magazine journalism at York Univer...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1 inPublished:August 15, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006393845

ISBN - 13:9780006393849

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"The remarkable ama diving women of Japan find their voices in this elegant and powerful tale. Govier has recreateda time and place that has gone forever, in all its complex beauty. I couldn't stop reading this story." (Joy Kogawa)