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A Map of Glass

by Jane Urquhart

A Map of Glass
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2006, 375 pages
    Paperback:
    Mar 2007, 375 pages

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Urquhart's passion for the past is at full poetic play in this intricate story of love, loss and memory. Novel

From the book jacket: Andrew Woodman stumbles through a snowstorm, slowly losing his strength, his language, and his memories of the once-familiar island landscape around him. When Jerome, a young artist on a remote island retreat, discovers the old man's body frozen in the ice later that winter, the rich narrative tapestry of A Map of Glass begins.

One year after Andrew's body is discovered, Sylvia Bradley – a withdrawn, sheltered woman whose secret affair with Andrew changed her world forever – decides to learn more about her lover's mysterious disappearance. She flees to the overwhelming, unfamiliar city of Toronto on a quest to find Jerome. Once she does, they work together to uncover both the secrets of their own pasts and the breathtaking story of Andrew's ancestors.

Comment: In A Map of Glass Urquhart explores the psyches of 3 people, each committed to their ...

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