Franklin

A map of glass / Jane Urquhart.

Author/Creator:
Urquhart, Jane.
Publication:
San Francisco, CA : MacAdam/Cage, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
371 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Toronto (Ont.) -- Fiction.
Ontario -- Toronto
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Summary:
Set in present-day Toronto and in the 19th-century world of rural Ontario timber barons, it opens with the wintry death of Alzheimer's sufferer Andrew, whose body, borne by an ice floe, runs aground on the small Lake Ontario island where artist Jerome McNaughton is seeking inspiration. The story steps back a century, to when Andrew's ancestors, owners of the same island, razed forests to build ships, then it jumps forward a year from the opening scene of Andrew's death, to when Sylvia, Andrew's married lover of 20 years, sets out to meet with Jerome, who discovered Andrew's body, and, through Jerome, to reconnect one last time with Andrew. Meanwhile, Jerome, the relationship-shy adult child of an abusive, alcoholic father, is slowly coming to trust that girlfriend Mira's love for him is real.
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copies 1 & 2 has dustjacket retained.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copies 1 & 2)
Penn Chronology:
2006
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Urquhart, Jane. Map of glass.
ISBN:
1596921706 (alk. paper)
9781596921702 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
62858061
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