Map of Glass

Map of Glass

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I have not been close to many people, Jerome, but I know, that once they leave us they become insubstantial, and no matter how we try we cannot hold them .The dead don't answer when we call them. The dead are not our friends. Jerome, a young artist, while spending a few months in the wilds of Northern Ontario, stumbles across a man frozen in the forest. A year later, Sylvia, a middle aged woman, shows up at his studio in Toronto. She is the dead man's lover. Andrew's ice-encased body has haunted Jerome's dreams; Sylvia has never recovered from losing the only man she has ever loved. And now before she forgets, before the past slips irretrievably through her fingers, she wants to recount her story to the stranger who discovered him. It is a story that stretches long and wide: it begins with Syvia and the illness which prevents her from being touched by anyone; her barren marriage to a doctor and a chance encounter with Andrew, a land surveyor; their shared passion for the land and its history; the beginning of desire and their secret affair; the stories he tells her of his ancestors and his tragic illness that finally separates them.
Tender, elegaic and beautifully written, Map of Glass is a deeply romantic and moving novel about the fragility of love and memory, and the redemptive power of stories.
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  • Hardback
  • 153 x 234mm | 788g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747580723
  • 9780747580720

About Jane Urquhart

Jane Urquhart is the author of five previous novels: The Whirlpool, which won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger when it was published there in 1992, Changing Heaven, Away, which won the Trillium Award in 1993 and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, The Underpainter, winner of the prestigious Governor General's Award and The Stone Carvers, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize. She lives with her husband and their daughter in a small village in south-western Ontario, Canada.
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