New York. 1985. Dutton. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 45. 287 pages. hardcover. Jacket illustration by Stephen Alcorn.Jacket design by Kenneth Alcorn. Signed By The Author. 052524350x. keywords:. inventory # 456. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In BORDERLINE, Janette Turner Hospital has written a novel covering bold new terrain, with the eloquence and lyrical beauty that distinguished her previous works, THE IVORY SWING and THE TIGER IN THE TIGER PIT. Felicity had been missing for months. An unusually beautiful and independent woman, curator of an art gallery in Boston, she is sought by the son of her ex-lover who knew only of a border incident that Felicity had told him about some time ago. Through Jean-Marcís narrative we trace the story of Felicityís disappearance and the frightening events that led up to it: she had been driving into Canada from Boston and, at the border, met Gus, an insurance salesman from Ontario. They were both detained when a refrigerator meat truck was stopped and discovered to hold a group of illegal Salvadoran aliens trying to cross the border undetected. In a split-second decision Felicity and Gus decide to help one of the women escape, and from that point on they are caught up in the frustrating and hallucinatory spiral of conspiracy surrounding the missing refugee. Felicity begins to question even the basic understandings she has taken for granted; all the boundaries she knew had been changed in that moment when she allowed her life to be touched by a complete outsider to society. Now Jean-Marc must find her, for he is convinced that by helping Dolores Marquez she has become one of the hunted herself. BORDERLINE is a novel about people living on the edge, a gripping, emotionally absorbing story with an unforgettable lesson about what happens when day-to-day borders are removed. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: By chance, Felicity, a Boston art gallery director, and Gus, a Canadian insurance salesman, witness the arrest of Salvadorean refugees trying to enter Canada, and decide to help an alien missed by the custom inspectors
From Library Journal:
A refrigerated meat truck is stopped by immigration officials at the Canadian border. Inside, slowly freezing to death, are a dozen desperate Salvadorian refugees. In the confusion that follows, two onlookersone the owner of an art gallery, the other a hard-drinking insurance salesmanimpulsively smuggle one of the aliens into Canada. From that moment on, all three find themselves in a Hitchcockian world of conspirators, informers, spies, and assassins. Borderline is both topical and timeless. Hospital's allusive prose examines the concept of sanctuary from the political and the psychological point of view simultaneously, yet never ignores the thriller format. Recommended for most fiction collections. (Hospital also wrote The Ivory Swing and The Tiger in the Tiger Pit. ) Edward B. St. John, Loyola Marymount Univ. Lib., Los Angeles
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Publication Date: 1985
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket.
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Dutton Adult. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2910130800
Book Description Dutton Adult. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2911469678
Book Description Dutton Adult, 1985. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP9018732
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Book Description E P Dutton, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Stated First Edition With The Number Line Indicating A First Printing. Moderate Shel Wear With A Hint Of Reading Smudge. The Jacket Has Edge Wear And Two Holes At The Base Of The Spine. Seller Inventory # 001978