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Devotion (Paperback)

Author:  Howard Norman
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0618919740
ISBN-13: 9780618919741
Sku: 204662993
Publish Date: 2/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  190
Age Range:  NA
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Normans latest novel--an intense and intriguingly unconventional love story--sets out to explore a great mystery: why seemingly quiet, contained people lose control.
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An eloquent study of love, hate, human relationships, and emotional upheaval examines the causes of a violent quarrel between David Kozel and his new father-in-law, William, a gentle man who cares for a Nova Scotia estate and its swans, as well as David's new wife Maggie's belief that David has been unfaithful to her on their honeymoon. Reprint.An eloquent study of love, hate, human relationships, and emotional upheaval examines the causes of a violent quarrel between David Kozel and his new father-in-law, William, a gentle man who cares for a Nova Scotia estate and its swans, as well as David's new wife Maggie's belief that David has been unfaithful to her on their honeymoon. Reprint.
Like many of Howard Norman’s celebrated novels, this intense and intriguingly unconventional love story begins with a crime. David Kozol has assaulted his father-in-law on a London street. What could possibly enrage David enough that he would strike the father of his new bride? Why would William, the gentle caretaker of an estate in Nova Scotia — along with its flock of swans — be so angry at the man who has just married his beloved daughter Maggie? And what would lead Maggie to believe that David has been unfaithful to her?

At its core, Devotion is an elegantly constructed, unsparing examination of love in its various forms -- romantic, filial -- and of course, love for the vast open spaces of the natural world.
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DEVOTION opens with a report of seemingly inexplicable violence: a struggle between William, a gentle lover of swans, and his new son-in-law David. Working backwards from this terrible moment, Whiting Award winner Howard Norman delves into the miscues, false impressions, and dark imaginations of his characters; in the process he reveals the intense powers of love (both romantic and filial), and the jealousy and rage that it can produce.
Author Bio
Howard Norman
Born in Toledo, Howard Norman has worked extensively in the realm of Native American studies, as well as environmental causes. His book THE NORTHERN LIGHTS received a Whiting Foundation grant and was nominated for the National Book Award in 1987. He maintains fluency in a number of Algonquin dialects, and has translated Indian poetry and folktales into English. While not a Native American himself, he was first exposed to Indian culture while serving on a fire crew in Manitoba; most of the members of the crew were Cree Indians. He immersed himself in Cree culture and later lived among the Inuits.

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"A beautifully written novel of love gone awry." 12/01/2006
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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0190
Product attributePublisher:   Mariner Books
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