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by Barbara Gowdy | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0002008920 Global Overview for this book
Registered by megami-no-ushi of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 9/14/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by megami-no-ushi from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 05, 2011
From Booklist via Amazon:
Here the imaginative Gowdy (Mister Sandman, 1997) reins in her surrealistic side in the service of a more conventional plot, and the result makes for absorbing reading. Single mother Celia Fox works two jobs but is plagued by money problems; however, she never considers her daughter anything less than a blessing. She still feels a sense of amazement that the beautiful nine-year-old Rachel, who has received the attention of a local modeling agency, is really hers. But then Rachel draws the admiration of Ron, a middle-aged appliance repairman who becomes convinced that her mother is neglecting her. During a blackout, he abducts her and locks her in a room he has constructed just for her, complete with a plasma TV and a custom-made dollhouse. As the police hunt for Rachel intensifies, so do the emotions of the involved parties. Even Gowdy's secondary characters are memorable, especially Celia's kindhearted, intellectual landlord and Ron's vulnerable, ex-addict girlfriend. But her true feat is the sympathetic portrayal of Ron himself, a man who seems painfully unaware of his own dark impulses. Joanne Wilkinson
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Journal Entry 2 by megami-no-ushi at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 05, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (2/12/2011 UTC) at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I'm releasing this book for the mysteries meeting although it rather transcends the genre and is both a mystery and a beautifully written and explored character study. This is also a Canadian author so I'm passing t around before the Canada Day release challenge.

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Journal Entry 3 by fracula at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, February 25, 2011
Picked this up from the February Meet-Up of Calgary BookCrossers. Will be adding this to my Mt. To-Be-Read!

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Journal Entry 4 by fracula at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 02, 2011
Interesting, but a bit creepy!

Journal Entry 5 by fracula at Calgary Co-op - Beddington in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 02, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (7/2/2011 UTC) at Calgary Co-op - Beddington in Calgary, Alberta Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Outside of doors, next to the Garden Centre.

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