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The winter vault, Anne Michaels

Label
The winter vault
Title
The winter vault
Statement of responsibility
Anne Michaels
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In 1964, a newly married Canadian couple settle into a houseboat on the Nile River, just below Abu Simbel. Avery is one of the engineers responsible for the dismantling and reconstruction of the great temple, rescuing it from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Jean is a botanist by vocation, passionately interested in everything that grows. They met on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, witnessing the construction of the Seaway as it swallowed towns, homes, lives. Now, at the edge of another world about to be inundated, they create their own world. But when tragedy strikes, they return to separate lives in Toronto - Avery to school to study architecture, and Jean into the orbit of Lucjan, a Polish emigre artist whose haunting tales of occupied Warsaw pull her further from Avery but offer her the chance to assume her most essential life
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
Free Fiction
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
The winter vault, Anne Michaels
Label
The winter vault, Anne Michaels
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Egypt, 1964. The great temple at Abu Simbel must be rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Block by block it is to be dismantled and resurrected sixty metres higher. This most delicate and daunting of tasks is overseen by Avery, a young engineer who at the same time is carefully, and joyfully, constructing a shared life with his new wife, Jean.But not everything can be saved once the floodgates have opened. Villages will be deluged. Graves will be moved. Thousands will be exiled from their ancient homes and from the river that has been their lifeblood, and no feat of engineering can prevent this.As the temple is taken apart and rebuilt, Avery and Jean suffer a terrible loss of their own. Their separate journeys through the landscape of grief will take them from Egypt, to Canada, to lands that have been flooded and reconfigured and homes that have been lost, to a guerrilla painter of the past whose story of destruction, reconstruction and replication in war-devastated Poland is built out of equal parts hope and despair.Weaving historical moments with the quiet intimacy of human lives, The Winter Vault tells of the ways in which we salvage what we can from the violence of life. It is the story of a husband and a wife trying to find their way back to each other; of people and nations displaced and uprooted and of the myriad means by which we all seek out a place we can call home. It is a breathtaking and heartbreaking novel about the inescapability of memories, the devastation of loss, and the restorative power of love. ; Klappentext ; Klappentext
Control code
173404
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Extent
341 pages
Lccn
2009003801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Kotui multi-version record.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) MA173404
  • (OCoLC)244056630
  • NZ-BlMDZ 173404

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