Katherine Carlyle

Katherine Carlyle Author Rupert Thomson
ISBN-10 1590517385
ISBN-13 9781590517383
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Other Press
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Katherine Carlyle is a masterpiece Philip Pullman best selling author of theHis Dark Materialstrilogy T his road trip through a snow dome of mesmeric hallucinations is Thomson at his best Richard Flanagan author ofThe Narrow Road to the Deep North winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize Katherine Carlyle is Rupert Thomsons 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 mothers 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 scne for a courageous leap to true empowerment

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