Richard Scrimger Mystical Rose

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Mystical Rose

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Set primarily in Toronto, with brief stops in Philadelphia and New York, Mystical Rose spans from the 1920s to the 1990s. The story is told in flashbacks, revelations from the disordered mind of the elderly Rose, who, confronting death, has entered into a conversation with God. She revisits her life as an English-born girl growing up in the small town of Cobourg, Ontario. When her father returns from the First World War a burnt-out shell of his former self, her family's reduced circumstances force Rose into domestic service. Shortly after she enters the wealthy Rolyoke household, Rose finds herself married to the scion of the family and transported into a world she struggles to understand.

With lyrical, precise prose and haunting images, Richard Scrimger captures the tale of a woman never quite in control of her own destiny, yet determined to deal with all that life presents.

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"Exciting... Crosstown signals the entry of another significant new voice in the new wave of Canadian fiction." --Matt Cohen, Toronto Star

"Scrimger [has] a clear eye, an original voice, and tight, punchy Hemingway-esque sentences, as well as a quirky, ironic humour."--The Globe and Mail

"A remarkable début . . . Readers of Crosstown aren't likely to forget Mitchell. Nor are they likely to forget Richard Scrimger, who has launched his career with a very poignant and promising novel."--Star Phoenix (Saskatoon)


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Richard Scrimger's first novel, Crosstown, was published in the spring of 1996 to widespread critical praise and was shortlisted for the 1997 City of Toronto Book Award. Richard has written two acclaimed children's books, The Nose from Jupiter, which won a Mr. Christie's Book Award, and The Way to Schenectady. His stories about life with his four children have appeared in newspapers and magazines across Canada, and were published in Still Life With Children. Richard Scrimger and his family live in Cobourg, Ontario.

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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Ships From Canada. New. No dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 248 p. Audience: General/trade. Book Description: Set primarily in Toronto, with brief stops in Philadelphia and New York, Mystical Rose spans from the 1920s to the 1990s. The story is told in flashbacks, revelations from the disordered mind of the elderly Rose, who, confronting death, has entered into a conversation with God. She revisits her life as an English-born girl growing up in the small town of Cobourg, Ontario. When her father returns from the First World War a burnt-out shell of his former self, her family's reduced circumstances force Rose into domestic service. Shortly after she enters the wealthy Rolyoke household, Rose finds herself married to the scion of the family and transported into a world she struggles to understand. With lyrical, precise prose and haunting images, Richard Scrimger captures the tale of a woman never quite in control of her own destiny, yet determined to deal with all that lif. Seller Inventory # 8674085222

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Book Description Doubleday Canada Ltd, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. No Jacket. Book Description: Set primarily in Toronto, with brief stops in Philadelphia and New York, Mystical Rose spans from the 1920s to the 1990s. The story is told in flashbacks, revelations from the disordered mind of the elderly Rose, who, confronting death, has entered into a conversation with God. She revisits her life as an English-born girl growing up in the small town of Cobourg, Ontario. When her father returns from the First World War a burnt-out shell of his former self, her family's reduced circumstances force Rose into domestic service. Shortly after she enters the wealthy Rolyoke household, Rose finds herself married to the scion of the family and transported into a world she struggles to understand. With lyrical, precise prose and haunting images, Richard Scrimger captures the tale of a woman never quite in control of her own destiny, yet determined to deal with all that life presents. From the Back Cover "Exciting.Crosstown signals the entry of another significant new voice in the new wave of Canadian fiction. "--Matt Cohen, Toronto Star "Scrimger [has] a clear eye, an original voice, and tight, punchy Hemingway-esque sentences, as well as a quirky, ironic humour. "--The Globe and Mail "A remarkable début.Readers of Crosstown aren't likely to forget Mitchell. Nor are they likely to forget Richard Scrimger, who has launched his career with a very poignant and promising novel. "--Star Phoenix (Saskatoon) About the Author Richard Scrimger's first novel, Crosstown, was published in the spring of 1996 to widespread critical praise and was shortlisted for the 1997 City of Toronto Book Award. Richard has written two acclaimed children's books, The Nose from Jupiter, which won a Mr. Christie's Book Award, and The Way to Schenectady. His stories about life with his four children have appeared in newspapers and magazines across Canada, and were published in Still Life With Children. Richard Scrimger and his family live in Cobourg, Ontario. Seller Inventory # 0002407

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