Arctic Summer

Arctic Summer

Book - 2014
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In 1912, the SS Birmingham approaches India. On board is Morgan Forster, novelist and man of letters, who is embarking on a journey of discovery. As Morgan stands on deck, the promise of a strange new future begins to take shape before his eyes. The seeds of a story start to gather at the corner of his mind: a sense of impending menace, lust in close confines, under a hot, empty sky. Galgut animates the literary times in which Forster lived.
Publisher: Toronto :, McClelland & Stewart,, [2014]
Description: 355 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780771036729
Branch Call Number: Galg

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quagga Nov 10, 2014

A close examination of the complicated contradictions that form a unique individual. This is not for someone looking for a propulsive plot. The pace is stately - I want to say 'glacial' because of the title, but that would sound pejorative. I admire Galgut's eloquent, introspective style.

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