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Islands of Silence (Paperback)

Author:  Martin Booth
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0312423322
ISBN-13: 9780312423322
Sku: 33923703
Publish Date: 4/16/2007
Pages:  304
Age Range:  NA
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Praise for Martin Booth's" Industry of Souls
"As we accompany Bayliss on a tour through his present and past, this meditative, unadorned novel, short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1998, raises questions about home, freedom, and the meaning of a life that resonate long after the final page is turned." --"The New York Times Book Review
"This is often lyrical and nimble, and accomplishes the not insignificant task of entertaining and enlightening by means of literary narrative."--"The Boston Book Review
"This fabric of contrasts is astonishing, as accomplished as anything in recent fiction. . . . Booth has created a world in which the best and the worst of life not only exist side by side but are inextricably linked--a world perhaps not unlike our own."--"The Seattle Times
""The Industry of Souls surpasses other novels that rest in depicting the many horrors of gulag life." --"Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Taking a job in the Scottish Highlands after graduating college, young Alec Marquand makes a life-changing discovery before entering World War I, during which he serves as an on-board medic. By the author of Hiroshima Joe. Reprint.
In the summer of 1914 Alec Marquand has just graduated from college and has been hired by the lord of a remote country estate in the Scottish Highlands to survey the ancient Iron Age brochs that lie on his property. Once there Alec comes upon a small island which is called Eileen Tosdach--the Island of Silence. Just as Alec makes his amazing find, he is shipped off to war, sent to storm the beaches of Gallipoli. From the author of the Booker shortlisted The Industry of Souls, this is a gripping tour through one man's hell in search of a path for redemption.
In the summer of 1914 Alec Marquand has just graduated from college and has been hired by the lord of a remote country estate in the Scottish Highlands to survey the ancient Iron Age brochs that lie on his property. Once there Alec comes upon a small island which is called Eileen Tosdach--the Island of Silence. Just as Alec makes his amazing find, he is shipped off to war, sent to storm the beaches of Gallipoli. From the author of the Booker shortlisted The Industry of Souls, this is a gripping tour through one man's hell in search of a path for redemption.
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By the author of Booker finalist INDUSTRY OF SOULS, this novel begins in 1914 and moves forward in time to a nursing home in the early 2000s, centering on Alec Marquand, who is slowly dying. The novel chronicles his life between those two dates--a life that included a cruel stepfather, World War I, and a strange mute girl he is unable to forget.

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"Somber, intelligent, poignant and powerful." 11/01/2002

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0304
Product attributePublisher:   Picador USA
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