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HODGINS, Jack. The Invention of the World. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, (1977). First Printing. Pp. (8),ix-xii,(2),-354,(2). 8vo, slate cloth withgilt titles to spine. The first novel by Canadian author (and future Gover nor-General's Award winner). "The man who waves your card aboard the ferry is taking you on more than just a trip to Vancouver Island. He's taking youoff into a magical world, a world where past and present mingle, where hil arious farce rubs shoulders with epic tragedy. What's more magical of all is that you will emerge from this world charmed -- and changed a little -- by its delightful celebration of life. This novel is magical in another sense: its fabric is woven out of astonishingly varied threads. Expertly intertwined are: a love story, a study of a nineteenth-century Irish village, a comedy of manners (the culture clash between wild loggers fresh out of the bush and prim, weight-watching townsfolk is a constant source of delight), aretelling of ancient pagan myths, a portrait of harsh pioneer days in the British Columbia rain forest, a mystery story, a Broadfoot-style collectionof interviews with (in this case, fictitious) old-timers, and a wry look a t our constant search for Utopia." - from the dustjacket. Very good in lightly rubbed, nicked dustjacket. 15.00
Title: Invention of the World. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1977, ISBN:0770515185:
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