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The Holding

Simonds, Merilyn

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ISBN 10: 0771080654 / ISBN 13: 9780771080654
Editorial: McClelland & Stewart, 2004
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Booked Experiences (Burlington, ON, Canada)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 2 de enero de 2004

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pp.312 clean tight copy Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. N° de ref. de la librería 012224

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Título: The Holding

Editorial: McClelland & Stewart

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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Sinopsis:

An intoxicating debut novel that twines the lives of two women on the same land, a century apart.

Alyson Thomson has left the city for a simpler life on an abandoned farm with her lover, Walker, a potter. Wandering there, she uncovers, in the ruins of a log cabin, the writings of a young woman who lived more than a hundred years before. Into Alyson's story Merilyn Simonds weaves the moving tale of Margaret MacBayne, who, with her family, left behind hardship in a seaside Scottish town in the hope of building a new home in the Canadian wilderness. Margaret, an expert on herbs, contemplates revenge when her brothers rob her of her happiness. When Alyson too suffers great loss, she must decide if retribution is worth the price. Taut and uplifting, sensuous and astute, The Holding is psychologically complex and beautifully rendered. Simonds brings us an intimate journey of discovery into the things we keep most guarded, whose truths often lie in unexpected places.

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Alyson Thomson has left the city for an abandoned farm in the Madawaska hills of Ontario, with Walker, a potter. There, they live a life of artistic and emotional independence, until eventually the isolation brings to the fore tensions and conflicts within the relationship. After a tragedy enters Alyson's life, she uncovers, in the ruins of a decrepit log cabin, the hidden writings of a young woman who lived on their land more than a hundred years before. As Alyson reads the harrowing tale of Margaret MacBayne, who left behind hardship in a Scottish seacoast town for the Canadian bush in 1859 with the hope of building a new life, she finds Margaret's story comes to parallel her own in disturbing and unpredictable ways. A brilliant illumination of the lives of two women who occupy the same place a century apart, "The Holding reveals the things we keep most guarded, whose truths often lie in unexpected places.

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