Deep, The

Category: Book
By (author): Swan, Mary
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Canadian
Audience: general/trade
Awards: Commonwealth Best First Book / Canada & Caribbean (2002) Short-listed
Publisher: Porcupines Quill
Published: August 2002
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 8.75in x 5.56in x 0.31in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

The Deep is a vivid, accomplished tale of twin sisters caught up in the mania that was World War I. The year is 1918. Esther and Ruth, living a life privileged and protected, embark upon a journey to France that will profoundly affect their relationship with each other, those they leave behind and those they have yet to meet.

In France, their experiences bring them face to face with the horrors and tragedy of war, but also expose them to a world alive with drama. Mary Swan's ability to create the images and atmosphere of this strange world is her greatest strength.

From The Publisher*

The Deep is a vivid, accomplished tale of twin sisters caught up in the mania that was World War I. The year is 1918. Esther and Ruth, living a life privileged and protected, embark upon a journey to France that will profoundly affect their relationship with each other, those they leave behind and those they have yet to meet.

In France, their experiences bring them face to face with the horrors and tragedy of war, but also expose them to a world alive with drama. Mary Swan's ability to create the images and atmosphere of this strange world is her greatest strength.

Review Quote*

`There's lots of ... shifts in this wonderful feat of fragmentary storytelling which never loses its unity of focus in the powerful image of the twins who share one mind and soul. The dramatic tension builds, and the pages turn, because we sense that each of this multitude of voices knows more than we could guess about the story's end. The Deep has a beautiful consistency of tone that evokes both its time and its two main characters. And since we never seem to learn the lesson, it speaks to us yet again about the tragedy of war.'

Biographical Notewas published in the United States by Random House in the spring. Swan also has a book forthcoming from Granta in England. She lives in Guelph with her husband and daughter.