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A Map of Glass: Urquhart, Jane

A Map of Glass

Urquhart, Jane

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ISBN 10: 1596921706 / ISBN 13: 9781596921702
Published by MacAdam/Cage Publishing: San Francisco, 2006
New Condition: New Hardcover
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SIGNED BY AUTHOR JANE URQUHART in black ink on title page. First edition, first printing. Fine/fine; brand new and unread. Red clothboards with gold printing. Textblock clean, tight, square, unmarked, unread. Unclipped satin-gloss dj; original price on dj flap; flawless. Protected in clear archival Brodart wrapper. Packaged with care and shipped in a box to arrive in best condition. Complete satisfaction guarantee; no sale is final until you are satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 042306-6

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Title: A Map of Glass

Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing: San Francisco

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Award-winning, bestselling author Jane Urquhart’s eagerly anticipated new novel is a magnificent accomplishment and her strongest to date.

A Map of Glass weaves two parallel stories, one set in contemporary Toronto and Prince Edward County, the other in the nineteenth century on the northern shores of Lake Ontario. A novel about loss and the transitory nature of place, A Map of Glass contains all the elements for which Jane Urquhart’s novels are celebrated.

Sylvia Bradley was rescued from her parents’ house by a doctor attracted to and challenged by her withdrawn ways. Their subsequent marriage has nourished her, but ultimately her husband’s care has formed a kind of prison. When she meets Andrew, a historical geographer, her world changes.

A year after Andrew’s death, Sylvia makes a connection with Jerome, a young conceptual artist/photographer who, while executing one of his outdoor projects, discovers Andrew’s body.

After Sylvia escapes to the city, she shares with Jerome the story of Andrew’s forebears, a story that goes back to the nineteenth century amidst the flourishing timber and shipbuilding industries of Lake Ontario. This story is the breathtaking centre of A Map of Glass, an intricate novel enriched by moments of vivid history come to life and haunting imagery. It stands as her richest, most accomplished novel to date.

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"She has claimed an urgent place as one of our most interesting and accomplished writers. . . ." —Globe and Mail

"[Her] language is vivid enough to take your breath away." — Boston Globe

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