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The Handless Maiden

Loranne Brown

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ISBN 10: 0385257023 / ISBN 13: 9780385257022
Published by Doubleday Canada, 1998
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First Edition. Dust Jacket is in a removable, clear plastic (Brodart) protector. Pages are clean, text is intact and unmarred. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001460073

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Title: The Handless Maiden

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket.

Edition: 1st Edition

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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

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