Life of Hope. First Edition in dustjacket.


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QUARRINGTON, Paul. The Life of Hope : A novel. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1985. First Printing. Pp. (10),[3]-288. 8vo, blue cloth with white letteringto spine. Quarrington's third novel. "Welcome to Hope: Population 1001, th ree bars, a butcher's shop, a liquor store, and 'Edgar's Bait, Tackle and Taxidermy'. Paul rolls into Hope late at night on his thirtieth birthday, onthe lam from his wife and a surprise party he has known about for weeks. H e has come to Hope to escape his failing marriage and the distractions of the Big City. He'd also like to get some serious work done on his second novel, but finds the diversions of Hope no less seductive than those he has fled. First, there is the legendary fish, Ol' Mossback. Purportedly two-hundred years old and an oracle to boot; Paul could hardly pass up the chance toland such a fish. Then there is the town's founder, an eccentric religious leader with a voracious sexual appetite (forever immortalized in the town square in a discrete state of excitement). And, of course, there are the habitues of Paul's favourite bar, The Willing Mind: Jonathan Whitecrow, an Indian with an Oxford accent; Mona, the libertine barkeep and captain of the women's baseball team; Big Bernie and his talking stomach, Little Bernie; and the two Kims. Hope is soon the center of Paul's life, and he abandons his work in progress (inching along at the remarkable rate of one paragraph aday) in the attempt to unravel the complex mysteries of Hope. In the proce ss Paul becomes a member of the 'Oh Oh' chorus and is finally able to answer affirmatively the question, 'talked to Ol' Mossback lately?'" - from the dustjacket. Vg in dj. 30.00

Title: Life of Hope. First Edition in dustjacket.

Author Name: QUARRINGTON, Paul

Categories: 888,

Publisher: 1985,:

Seller ID: 22741