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The Romantic

The Romantic( )
Author: Gowdy, Barbara
ISBN:978-0-312-42324-7
Publication Date:May 2004
Publisher:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $23.00
Book Description:

When she is nine-years-old, Louise Kirk's mother disappears, leaving a note that reads only--and incorrectly--"Louise knows how to work the washing machine." It is not long before a strange couple and their adopted son, Abel, move in across the street. Louise quickly grows close with the exotic Mrs. Richter, but saves her stronger, more lasting affections for Mrs. Richter's intelligent son. From this childhood friendship evolves a love that will bind Louise and Abel forever, and...
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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Women
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.72 Inches
Book Weight:0.9 Pounds
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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