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In The Language of Love

Schoemperlen, Diane

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ISBN 10: 0002243733 / ISBN 13: 9780002243735
Published by HarperCollins, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Canadian (and true first) Edition (first printing). The first novel by the short story author of THE MAN OF MY DREAMS and FORMS OF DEVOTION, the story of a young woman's progress of love -- employing the "100 stimulus words" as the narrative framework. Fine/Fine. Signed by Schoemperlen on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 1990

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Title: In The Language of Love

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Synopsis:

Nominated for a SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award, selected by Toronto Star critic Philip Marchand as one of the year’s ten best novels, and the recipient of excellent reviews, In the Language of Love is Diane Schoemperlen’s innovative and imaginative first novel. Schoemperlen, who won the 1999 Governor General’s Award for Fiction for her short story collection Forms of Devotion, is a gifted writer, unafraid to play with literary convention. In the Language of Love is a perfect example, a novel in 100 chapters that uses the 100 stimulus words from the Standard Word Association as a framework. It is the story of Joanna, who has been brought up to believe that if she just does the right thing, happiness will be hers. As she discovers, life and love are determined more by chance than by control.

In the Language of Love is a tour de force of deadpan wit and word play, drawing profound insights from the seemingly ordinary details of one woman’s daily life.

About the Author:

Diane Schoemperlen is the Governor General’s Award winning author of twelve works of fiction and non-fiction, most recently By the Book: Stories and Pictures, a collection illustrated with her own full-colour collages, which was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She is a recipient of the Marian Engel Award from the Writers’ Trust of Canada.

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