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The Romantic

The Romantic( )
Author: Gowdy, Barbara
ISBN:978-0-00-715628-3
Publication Date:Jul 2004
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Imprint:HarperPerennial
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $26.99
Book Description:

How do you love someone who sits, smiling, at the edge of oblivion? Award-winning Canadian writer Barbara Gowdy unravels a romance, and the idea of romance, in this spry, witty, agile novel full of all the species of love.

Louise Kirk falls in love. She's 10, lives in a cosy, unremarkable suburban home, but, remarkably, has lost a mother already. Or, rather, her chic, sharp mother has disappeared. So, Louise, lonely and steeped in complicated yearnings, decides to fall in love....
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Women
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.2 x 20.6 x 2.5 cm
Book Weight:0.278 Kilograms
Author Biography
Gowdy, Barbara (Author)
Barbara Gowdy was born in Windsor in 1950 but grew up in the Toronto suburb of Don Mills, after having moved there with her family in 1954. After graduating from high school in the late 1960s, she studied at York University and the Royal Conservatory of Music. In the early 1980s, Gowdy became an editor for the publisher Lester and Orpen Dennys. She has also taught creative writing at Ryerson and the University of Toronto and has worked as an interviewer for the TVOntario program, Imprint.

Gowdy has been a finalist for several prominent literary awards, including the Trillium Award for We So Seldom Look on Love and the Trillium Award, the Giller Prize, and the Governor General's Award for Mr. Sandman. The White Bone has also been nominated for the Giller Prize.

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