Kathryn Davis The Thin Place

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The Thin Place

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The prize-winning author of Versailles tells the story of a small New England village unsettled by a young girl's unearthly gift. In Varennes, a town near the Canadian border, three girls come across the body of a dead man on the local lake's beach. Two of them run to get help, but twelve-year-old Mees Kipp stays with the body and somehow, inexplicably, brings it back to life. Her mysterious gift is at the center of this haunting and transcendent novel. The Thin Place is the story of these girls, their town, and the worldly and otherworldly forces that come into play there over one summer. Writing at the peak of her powers, Kathryn Davis draws on commonplace forms-police blotters, garden almanacs, Sunday sermons, horoscopes, and diaries-to convey the rich rhythms of life in Varennes. From the ladies in the old-folks' home to trappers, lawyers, teachers, ministers, drug addicts-even the dogs and cats, beavers and bears-she peoples this novel with astonishingly vivid beings. The extraordinary comes to visit an ordinary town. "A delightful, surprise-filled narrative: Davis's best yet."-Kirkus Review(starred review) "Cosmic in her vision, provocative and comic in her storytelling, Kathryn Davis draws on sources as diverse as quantum physics and tales of saints and miracles and makes place a key element in her exploratory fiction."-Booklist (starred review) "Never has Davis' prose seemed more effortless...The Thin Place is a bright, shimmering book."-Chicago Sun-Times

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Kathryn Davis has received a Kafka Prize for fiction by an American woman, the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Thin Place is her sixth novel.

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Varennes is a fictional town in upstate New York where the rules of space and time are suspended and miraculous things occur. Kathryn Davis gets inside her characters' humanity, innocence, and terrible secret evils, exposing the humor and tragedy in each life. Shelly Frasier's quiet, unassuming narration allows Davis's graceful images to cast their spell. Listeners are treated to a poetic landscape, with waking daydream the primary reality. Frasier handles the voices of dogs, cats, beaver, and lichen as calmly and matter-of-factly as she does those of preteen girls and ancient women. Asking the big questions and offering truths most people would rather avoid, Davis's story brings imaginations to tingling life. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Book Description Tantor Media, Inc, United States, 2006. CD-Audio. Condition: New. Library ed. Language: English . Brand New. The prize-winning author of Versailles tells the story of a small New England village unsettled by a young girl s unearthly gift. In Varennes, a town near the Canadian border, three girls come across the body of a dead man on the local lake s beach. Two of them run to get help, but twelve-year-old Mees Kipp stays with the body and somehow, inexplicably, brings it back to life. Her mysterious gift is at the center of this haunting and transcendent novel. The Thin Place is the story of these girls, their town, and the worldly and otherworldly forces that come into play there over one summer. Writing at the peak of her powers, Kathryn Davis draws on commonplace forms-police blotters, garden almanacs, Sunday sermons, horoscopes, and diaries-to convey the rich rhythms of life in Varennes. From the ladies in the old-folks home to trappers, lawyers, teachers, ministers, drug addicts-even the dogs and cats, beavers and bears-she peoples this novel with astonishingly vivid beings. The extraordinary comes to visit an ordinary town. A delightful, surprise-filled narrative: Davis s best yet. -Kirkus Review(starred review) Cosmic in her vision, provocative and comic in her storytelling, Kathryn Davis draws on sources as diverse as quantum physics and tales of saints and miracles and makes place a key element in her exploratory fiction. -Booklist (starred review) Never has Davis prose seemed more effortless.The Thin Place is a bright, shimmering book. -Chicago Sun-Times. Seller Inventory # AAC9781400132218

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Book Description Tantor. No binding. Condition: New. Dimensions: 6.7in. x 6.5in. x 1.1in.The prize-winning author of Versailles tells the story of a small New England village unsettled by a young girls unearthly gift. In Varennes, a town near the Canadian border, three girls come across the body of a dead man on the local lakes beach. Two of them run to get help, but twelve-year-old Mees Kipp stays with the body and somehow, inexplicably, brings it back to life. Her mysterious gift is at the center of this haunting and transcendent novel. The Thin Place is the story of these girls, their town, and the worldly and otherworldly forces that come into play there over one summer. Writing at the peak of her powers, Kathryn Davis draws on commonplace formspolice blotters, garden almanacs, Sunday sermons, horoscopes, and diariesto convey the rich rhythms of life in Varennes. From the ladies in the old-folks home to trappers, lawyers, teachers, ministers, drug addictseven the dogs and cats, beavers and bearsshe peoples this novel with astonishingly vivid beings. The extraordinary comes to visit an ordinary town. A delightful, surprise-filled narrative: Daviss best yet. Kirkus Review(starred review) Cosmic in her vision, provocative and comic in her storytelling, Kathryn Davis draws on sources as diverse as quantum physics and tales of saints and miracles and makes place a key element in her exploratory fiction. Booklist (starred review) Never has Davis prose seemed more effortless. . . The Thin Place is a bright, shimmering book. Chicago Sun-Times This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Audio CD. Seller Inventory # 9781400132218

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