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Surfacing

Surfacing

By the author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace

One of the most important novels of the 20th century . . . utterly remarkable’ New York Times

A young woman returns to northern Quebec to the remote island of her childhood, with her lover and two friends, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. Flooded with memories, she begins to realise that going home means entering not only another place but another time. As the wild island exerts its elemental hold and she is submerged in the language of the wilderness, she sees that what she is really looking for is her own past.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 6th August 2009

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780860680642

Reviews

Utterly absorbing and satisfying
Sunday Times
One of the most important novels of the twentieth century...utterly remarkable
New York Times
A deep understanding of human behaviour
Marilyn French
A novelist and poet of great gifts
Guardian