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Katherine Carlyle (Paperback)

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    "Katherine Carlyle" is a masterpiece. Philip Pullman, best-selling author of the"His Dark Materials"trilogy
    T]his road trip through a snow dome of mesmeric hallucinations is Thomson at his best. Richard Flanagan, author of"The Narrow Road to the Deep North," winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize
    "Katherine Carlyle" is Rupert Thomson's breakthrough novel. Written in the beautifully spare, lucid, and cinematic prose Thomson is known for, and powered by his natural gift for storytelling, it uses the modern techniques of IVF to throw new light on the myth of origins. It is a profound and moving novel about identity, the search for personal meaning, and how we are loved.
    Unmoored by her mother's death and feeling her father to be an increasingly distant figure, Katherine Carlyle abandons the set course of her life and starts out on a mysterious journey to the ends of the world. Instead of going to college, she disappears, telling no one where she has gone. What begins as an attempt to punish her father for his absence gradually becomes a testing ground of his love for her, a coming-to-terms with the death of her mother, and finally the mise-en-scene for a courageous leap to true empowerment.

    About the Author


    Rupert Thomson is the author of nine highly acclaimed novels, including "Secrecy"; "The Insult," which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and selected by David Bowie as one of his 100 Must-Read Books of All Time; "The Book of Revelation," which was made into a feature film by Ana Kokkinos; and "Death of a Murderer," which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award. His memoir, "This Party s Got to Stop," was named Writers Guild Non-Fiction Book of the Year. He lives in London."
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781590517383
    ISBN-10: 1590517385
    Publisher: Other Press (NY)
    Publication Date: October 6th, 2015
    Pages: 304
    Language: English