Visible Worlds

Visible Worlds

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Set in Canada, Germany, Korea, and the Soviet Union, Visible Worlds begins in 1960, with the death of Nate Bone on a Winnipeg football field, as his family and friends stand by and watch. The story then shifts to the tundra of Siberia, where, at the same time, a young woman identified only as Fika is trying to make her way from the Soviet Union to freedom. As the novel unfolds, these two seemingly unrelated events - literally worlds apart - become key pieces in Bowering's astonishing fictional puzzle.
That puzzle is assembled by Albrecht Storr, one of twin sons of German immigrants, who becomes the primary narrator of the novel. Looking back to 1935, when he, his brother Gerhard, and Nate were children together, Albrecht slowly recounts a chain of extraordinary events set off when Nate, still suffering from the death of his sister, kidnaps an infant girl. That reckless, long undetected act leaves few lives unaffected, and will lead, a quarter of a century later, to Fika's remarkable journey across the spare, life-threatening, yet inconceivably beautiful frozen landscape.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 27.94mm | 498.95g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0060191481
  • 9780060191481

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59 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (25)
3 37% (22)
2 5% (3)
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