Latitudes of Melt: A Novel
ISBN 13: 9780676972887
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Canada
Publication Date: 2000
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"The novel casts a cumulative spell of ancestral continuity that is deeply and subtly true to life....The few faults of the book are in Clark's occasional overindulgence of its virtues: the clear authorial approval of Aurora's quasi-magical leanings, for example, can occasionally seem complacently fey....And Clark strains our credulity by having Aurora tell of her life as a fetus--and even of her unknown parents' intimate thoughts and actions before and soon after she was born....Fortunately, such interludes only rarely break an otherwise strong spell...."
Annette Kobak, New York Times Book Review, 01/20/2002Review:
"Energetic promise that slows down to a pedestrian crawl by the close."
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Book Description: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket, Like New, clean, tight, unmarked. Knopf Canada, Toronto, 2000, First Edition (stated), First Printing, Jacket Painting Anne Meridith Barry To the tiny community of the Drook into which the foundling is adopted, Aurora, as they name her, with her shock of white hair, one blue eye and one brown, seems clearly enchanted. Throughout her early years, she displays behaviour the locals find odd: spending most of her time outside, alone on the beautiful barren landscape, the girl seems closer to nature than to the world of people. Filled with the lore of shipwrecks, icebergs, whales, gardens, food, fabric and folk art, Latitudes of Melt is also an unforgettable love story as Aurora grows to adulthood and meets the son of the lighthouse keeper who shares her passion for reading. But it is only when Aurora is herself an old woman that the reader is taken to Ireland and England to learn the heart-wrenching story behind the baby's miraculous survival on the All orders are shipped by Kbooks every business day using USPS Media Mail for American orders and Canada Post for Canada bound orders (from Toronto). Overweight books (>1 kg) dispatched outside North America may require additional shipping charges. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000183212
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Book Description: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, Toronto, Ontario, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition, 1st Printing. Not price clipped. Wrapped in mylar. Not read. "With an unforgettable evocation of the Cape Race region of Newfoundland, 'Latitude of Melt' combines the thrill of an altogether original story with remarkable writerly skill and power.". SIGNED by Author on Title Page. Bookseller Inventory # 000440
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