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Sexually abused by her grandfather since she was eight years old, Mariah tells no one. As a teenager she shows great potential to become a concert pianist. Haunted by the dark secret in her family, one afternoon she threatens her abusive grandfather with a gun. A struggle ensues and she shoots herself in the hand.
Robbed of her career as a pianist, Mariah eventually becomes a composer. The novel turns on a series of complex relationships she has with others who have suffered damage in their lives. These vividly realized characters, like Mariah, learn to make opportunity out of accident and ultimately find dignity in compassion.
Raw, exhilarating and emotionally powerful, The Handless Maiden is an audacious and triumphant debut.
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"Compelling...The raw emotion of the story keeps the reader turning the pages...It may be just the kind of novel that's been missing from the Canadian publishing scene."
-Quill & Quire
"Brown is a consummate storyteller ... The Handless Maiden is a big, exuberant novel with a generous heart, which loves life and everything in it." --The Globe and Mail
"Compelling ... It may be the kind of novel that's been missing from the Canadian publishing scene." --Quill & Quire
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Book Description Doubleday Canada, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0385257023