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North of Nowhere, South of Loss : Stories - Janette Turner Hospital

North of Nowhere, South of Loss

Stories

Paperback

Published: 17th March 2006
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In these prize-winning, "heartbreakingly nuanced" ("Speakeasy") stories, Janette Turner Hospital explores the infinite incarnations of loss; lovers meeting again in midlife re-experience, through the memory of photographs both real and imagined, the passion that both frightened and thrilled them; a young dental hygienist adrift, living in a hostel in northern Australia, receives a heart-wrenching visit from her drug-dependent brother; a mother and adolescent daughter move into a new house, and their sense of safety is shaken when the previous owner reappears, desperate to reclaim what he has lost. Hospital's characters oscillate between estrangement and intense connectedness, between a permanent sense of dislocation and a yearning to belong.

"Captured imagery, restless single women, backward glances recur in these highly accomplished stories, which are spliced together without visible joins. Hospital ... is a mistress of the interior landscape and the subtly modulated private perspective."

ISBN: 9780393327526
ISBN-10: 0393327523
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 17th March 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27