Jack Hodgins The Invention of the World

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The Invention of the World

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Fiction. In the beginning a bull-god begets Donal Keneally, and a giant is born amongst neolithic standing stones on an Irish hilltop. The legendary Keneally brings an entire Irish village to Canada, founding a utopian society, the Revelations Colony of Truth, amid the forests of Vancouver Island. Almost a century later, the gorgeous Maggie Kyle steps out of the bush, to reinvent herself in the run-down former colony, only to find herself surrounded by a group of misfits. The whole of Vancouver Island and perhaps the entire country attend a rural wedding whose extravagance propels everyday life into the extraordinary epic world of modern myth. This classic novel is magic realism at its best.

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Then, Donal Keneally, an Irish giant who thought he could invent the world, led a band of faithful followers from rural Ireland to Vancouver Island in search of Eden. In the course of his search, he founded the Revelations Colony of Truth.

Now, Maggie Kyle runs an extraordinary boarding house on the original site of the Colony, and she and her irrepressible boarders search out Keneally?s story as a key to their own roots and even the possibility of love.

Originally published in 1977, The Invention of the World is Jack Hodgins? first novel.

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Jack Hodgins' fiction has won the Governor General's Award, the Canada-Australia Prize, the Commonwealth Prize (Canada and the Caribbean) and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, amongst others. He has given readings, talks, and workshops in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and several European countries, and has taught an annual fiction workshop in Mallorca, Spain. A Passion for Narrative (a guide to writing fiction) is used in classrooms and writing groups across Canada and Australia. In 2006 he received both the Terasen Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence in British Columbia. In 2009 the Governor General appointed him a Member of the Order of Canada.

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