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SLAYTER, Rebecca Silver. In the Land of Birdfishes. A novel. (Toronto, Ontario) : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., (2013). First Printing. Pp. (12),3-388,(2). 8vo, illustrated grey and black card covers with brown and yellow lettering to front cover, brown lettering to spine, French flaps. The Cape Breton author's first novel. "A remarkable debut novel about mythmaking and survival, 'In the Land of Birdfishes; opens in rural Nova Scotia, where twinsisters witness the death of their wild, beautiful mother. Their father, s ick with grief, blindfolds the children to shield them from the misery of the world. Left this way for years, each sister is scarred in her own way: Mara is rendered fully blind, Aileen partly so. When a neighbour discovers their condition, the girls are immediately separated for treatment. It isn'tuntil decades later, after Aileen's marriage has fallen apart, that she de cides to seek our her lost sister. She travels to Dawson City, Yukon, whereMara is rumoured to be living but she instead finds Mara's twenty-four-yea r-old son, Jason, a sullen gold miner with a reputation for violence and lies. As the summer unfolds, Aileen slowly earns her nephew's trust and unravels the tangle of stories he tells her, unearthing at last the secret of what happened to her sister. Hypnotic, haunting, and deeply moving, 'In the Land of Birdfishes' builds inevitably to a shocking and heartbreaking conclusion." - from the front flap.Very good. Signed and inscribed by the authoron the title page. 15.00
Title: In the Land of Birdfishes. First Edition, Signed.
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers, Toronto, Ontario, 2013, ISBN:9781443407373:
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