Falling Out of Time. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: MELLING, O.R.

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MELLING, O.R. Falling Out of Time. (Markham, Ontario : Viking, 1989). FirstPrinting. Pp (6),1-201,(1). 8vo, two-tone blue boards. "Richly realized an d compelling, Falling Out of Time weaves an intricate web of metafiction and magic. Three strands intertwine as O.R. Melling blends reality, fiction and fantasy in a tale about the madness of llove. A triple tier of lovers - writers, heroes and gods - are bound in a pattern of enmity and passion. There is the storyteller herself, a Canadian author fleeing a turbulent and destructive marriage. She has taken refuge in Ireland, in an idyllic artists' retreat, where she begins a novel and a love affair which are soon inextricably entwined. The novel she is writing introduces us to Raffie, a philosophy student in Dublin who is exploring the subject of ecstasy and obsession. Her love for the young musical genius, Michael, is overshadowed by the presence of Gabriel, Michael's ruthless band manager. The interplay among these three volatile characters seems to mirror the writer's relationship to her husband and her current lover. But who is who? A third dimension shimmers through the book, the otherworld myth of the Two Magicians. Forever pursued by the enemies f love, this archetypal couple is caught in a cycle of Golden Age, War and Separation. Are they doomed to repeat the pattern without end or can a different way be found?" - from the dj. Fine in fine dustjacket. 15.00

Title: Falling Out of Time. First Edition in dustjacket.

Author Name: MELLING, O.R.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Viking, Markham, Ontario , 1989, ISBN:0670814210:

Seller ID: 9564

Keywords: LITERATURE FIRST CANADA IRELAND WOMEN FANTASY IRISH CANADIAN LITERARY FICTION,