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COMPTON, Valerie. Tide Road. (Fredericton, NB): Goose Lane Editions, (2011). First Edition. Pp. (8),9-236,(4). 8vo, photo-illustrated yellowish card covers with pale green titles to front and spine. A novel by the PEI-born, Halifax-residing author. "On a strangely warm day in January, Stella vanishes without a trace, leaving behind a young daughter and a husband bewilderedby her sudden absence. The police officially label her disappearance an ac cident, a drowning, Stella somehow slipping beneath the thin ice of a nearby river. As her mother Sonia clings to the remnants of her family, she begins to harbour a deepening suspicion that Stella's departure was no accident. With the deceptive drag of an undertow, the chaotic flotsam of misplaced dreams, bruised hopes and buried loves of Sonia's past wells up to overwhelm her. Confronted with her own history of ill-considered choices and failures, Sonia is compelled to revise her preconceptions of her daughter's life and dramatically alter the way she lives her own. A subtle draughtsman of character, Compton's powers of description, timing and revelation coalesce into a splendidly delicate account of one woman's present shaped by the unanticipated legacies of her past." - from the rear cover. Small rubber stamp on inside front cover, else very good. Signed, without inscription, by Compton on the title page. 15.00
Title: Tide Road. First Edition, Signed.
Publisher: Goose Lane, Fredericton, 2011, ISBN:9780864926357:
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