A Map of Glass

A Map of Glass

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Jerome is a young earth-artist spending a few months on an island in Lake Ontario. But, his idyll is shattered when he discovers a man frozen in the ice near the shore. One year later, Sylvia, the dead man's lover, appears at his studio driven by the need to recount her story to the stranger who discovered him. A tender and haunting story unfolds, which stretches long and wide, a story that begins with Sylvia's childhood and mysterious illness and ends with her lover's tragic death. This deeply evocative and romantic novel is about the fragility of love and memory, and the redemptive power of stories.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 28mm | 222.26g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747582432
  • 9780747582434
  • 625,566

About Jane Urquhart

Jane Urquhart is the author of five previous novels including Changing Heaven, Away (shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award) and The Stone Carvers (longlisted for the Booker Prize). She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2005. Jane Urquhart lives in Ontario, Canada.show more

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'An epic of love and loss with an intriguing twist ... Tender, romantic and surprising' The Times 'Urquhart is the most lyrical of writers, handling exuberance and meditation with equal grace' Sunday Times 'She is a poet as well as a novelist, and excels at depicting the grandeur of the Canadian wilderness, the harshness of the winters, the relief of the thaw' Daily Telegraph 'A brilliantly multi-layered narrative that delves deeply into the meaning of memory' Julie Wheelwright, Daily Expressshow more

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996 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 18% (184)
4 36% (362)
3 31% (310)
2 10% (95)
1 5% (45)
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