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FABER, Sarah. All Is Beauty Now. (Toronto) : McClelland & Stewart, (2017). First Printing. Pp. (10),1-342. 8vo, red cloth spine with purple paper-covered boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. The Toronto-born, Cape Breton-residing author's first novel. "Rio de Janeiro, 1962: A young woman walks into the waters off a crowded beach and vanishes. A year later, her family -- the once-golden family of their privileged little community -- prepares to leave behind the seeming paradise of Brazil in the wake of their eldest daughter's presumed drowning. As they attend a series of goodbye parties and count down the days to their departure, we are taken into the heartof a family whose many charms belie more troubling truths. There is the fa mily's charismatic father, whose bipolar extremes are becoming increasinglydisturbing; his long-suffering wife, who made a mistake that has shatterin g consequences for the family she meant to protect; and their two remainingdaughters, both on the precipice of joining the adult world with all its s ecrets and lies. Then there is the lost daughter herself, a woman undone byher attempts to grasp at happiness. With settings ranging from the opulenc e of the legendary Copacabana Palace Hotel to the poverty of Rio's fishing villages, this captivating and beautifully written novel reveals the soul of a family living in the shadow of tragedy, one poised on the brink of a new life, if only they could make peace with the past." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 18.00
Title: All Is Beauty Now. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2017, ISBN:9780771009334:
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