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Mister Sandman

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Mister Sandman by Barbara Gowdy
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Barbara Gowdy's outrageous, hilarious, disturbing, and compassionate novel is about the Canary family, their immoderate passions and eccentricities, and their secret lives and histories. The deepest secret of all is harbored in the silence of the youngest daughter, Joan, who doesn't grow, who doesn't speak, but who can play the piano like Mozart though she's never had a lesson. Joan is a mystery, and in the novel's stunning climax her family comes to understand that each of them is a mystery, as marvelous as Joan, as irreducible as the mystery of life itself. In its compassionate investigation of moral truths and its bold embrace of the fractured nature of every one of its characters, Mister Sandman attains the heightened quality of a modern-day parable.

Author Biography

Barbara Gowdy is the award-winning author of a collection of short stories, We So Seldom Look on Love (the title story was filmed as Kissed), and three previous novels, the most recent of which is Mister Sandman, also published by Flamingo. She lives in Canada.
Release date Australia
February 26th, 1997
Author
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Flamingo
Pages
288
Dimensions
129x198x16
ISBN-13
9780006550174
Product ID
1629902

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