|By (author):||Gowdy, Barbara|
|Subject:||FICTION / Canadian|
|FICTION / Literary|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in x 1.13in|
|From The Publisher*|
The farthest place you can go is closer than you can imagine.
Rose is a sensible woman, thirty-four years old. Together with her widowed mother, Fiona, she runs a small repertory cinema in a big city. Fiona is in the early stages of dementia and is beginning to make painful references to Rose's sister, Ava, who died young in an accident.
It is high summer, and a band of storms, unusual for their frequency and heavy downpour, is rolling across the city. Something unusual is also happening to Rose. As the storms break overhead, she loses consciousness and has vivid, realistic dreams-not only about being someplace else, but also of living someone else's life.
Is Rose merely dreaming? Or is she, in fact, inside the body of another woman? Disturbed and entranced, she tries to find out what is happening to her.
Like The White Bone, Gowdy's international bestseller, Little Sister is a fictional tour de force. As the author explores the limits of the human mind, the result is an impassioned tale of one woman's determination to help a woman she has never met, and to come to terms with a death for which she has always felt responsible.
|Review Quote*||Praise for The White Bone"Inspired . . . A marvel of a book . . . The language, social structure, intellectual and spiritual world of elephants are as real as the fabric of human life. Absolutely compelling."|
|Review Quote*||"Comic, apocalyptic, faintly hopeful, The White Bone succeeds as a brave and captivating act of imagination."|
|Review Quote*||"The White Bone is a spectacular achievement."|
|Review Quote*||"This novel is a tour de force."|
|Review Quote*||"Gowdy [has a] great gift for sensual description...The novel is plenty funny and plenty odd." -Sarah Boxer,|
|Review Quote*||Praise for Helpless"What [Barbara Gowdy] does, with bravery and compassion, is explore the immense impact that obsessive love can have on innocent--and not-so-innocent--people."|
|Review Quote*||"Rich in characters . . . Terror and empathy move in lockstep through the final pages of this deeply perceptive novel." -|
|Review Quote*||"The reader is gripped by the characters and Gowdy's technical sophistication."|
|Review Quote*||"Although she maintains a palpable level of tension . . . [Gowdy] offers a more nuanced psychological focus on a quartet whose relations to one another are both oddly distant and profoundly intimate."|