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On a small island off the northern Irish coast in the mid-nineteenth century, a sailor is washed ashore and dies in the arms of Mary, whose visions of this 'demon love' inhabit the most intimate reaches of her heart and mind until her own death. It is four generations later in Canada, where Mary brought her children to escape the potato famine, that her great-granddaughter Esther tries to make sense of Mary's life and the obscurities surrounding her family's history. Seductive, powerful and humorous, AWAY is an entrancing saga of thwarted emotions and heartbreaking betrayal.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 270g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747559643
  • 9780747559641
  • 1,473,306

About Jane Urquhart

Jane Urquhart is the author of the novels: THE WHIRLPOOL, CHANGING HEAVEN, THE UNDERPAINTER, winner of the Governor General's Award, and THE STONE CARVERS, longlisted for the Booker Prize. She lives in south-western Ontario.
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5,309 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (2,053)
3 25% (1,329)
2 6% (328)
1 2% (130)
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