A NoveleBook - 2014
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This prize-winning literary novel tells the intertwining stories of love in the urban landscape of Toronto, a setting full of contradictions, tensions and struggle.
This novel tells the intertwining stories of love in the urban landscape of Toronto, a setting full of contradictions, tensions and struggle.
You might say that Toronto is the hero of Brand’s latest novel. In a city celebrated for its cosmopolitan mix of cultures and ethnicity, it is sometimes difficult to know where the boundaries actually lie. Like the city itself, her characters are also contradictory: a young an involved in a viole... Read More »
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"Beatriz was clearly passing through and this explosive impermanence was precisely what June wanted at the time. Not love but the fissive encounter, the intense ideas and intense sex and the hypersense that every moment was atomic and defining. Of course one cannot live at that pitch forever, although naturally one wants to."
"She ought to buy a camera, then she could set it at the window and take shots each minute. But then again, that would not quite do for what she needs. The camera would take the picture but she needs the moment to sink into her, to somehow become chemical, to metabolise, to reconstitute, yes, reconstitute her heart."
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