Katherine Carlyle

A Novel
Product Number: EB00592520
Released: Oct 06, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781590517390
Publisher: Other Press
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"Katherine Carlyle is a masterpiece." -Philip Pullman, best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy "[T]his road trip through a snow dome of mesmeric hallucinations is Thomson at his best." -Richard Flanagan, author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize Katherine Carlyle is Rupert Thomson's breakthrough novel. Written in the beautifully spare, lucid, and cinematic prose Thomson is known for, and powered by his natural gift for storytelling, it uses the modern techniques of IVF to throw new light on the myth of origins. It is a profound and moving novel about identity, the search for personal meaning, and how we are loved. Unmoored by her mother's death and feeling her father to be an increasingly distant figure, Katherine Carlyle abandons the set course of her life and starts out on a mysterious journey to the ends of the world. Instead of going to college, she disappears, telling no one where she has gone. What begins as an attempt to punish her father for his absence gradually becomes a testing ground of his love for her, a coming-to-terms with the death of her mother, and finally the mise-en-scene for a courageous leap to true empowerment.

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Author(s): Rupert Thomson
Original Publish Date: Oct 06, 2015

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