Man and Other Natural Disasters

Man and Other Natural Disasters

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Simon Peters, a bookbinder full of theories on everything from heart-broken shrimp to the consciousness of DNA, is hiding from his horrific past in the basement of the Calgary City Library. Enter Minerva, a twenty-two year-old student. Her ghostly resemblance to Simon's dead sister compels him to slowly reveal the shocking story of the various natural disasters that killed his family.But Simon's story does not add up. When he finds Minerva bleeding on his bathroom floor, he must conquer the tyranny of his own memory and confront what really happened that summer of 1962. But the truth proves no less confounding, or tragic, than the original tale.
Publisher: Winnipeg : Enfield & Wizenty, 2011.
ISBN: 9781926531120
Branch Call Number: FICTION PAR
Characteristics: 214 p. ; 23 cm.


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Apr 07, 2013

Great first half of the book. Second part could have been better. Instead it was confusing not knowing about Freedomites, Doukhobor, New Denver. An introduction would have been helpful. Otherwise, a well written book.

Mar 26, 2012

I loved this book, a very different plot. The story was riveting, the writing great.

* Alta Vista Sep 20, 2011

Nerys Parry will read from Man and Other Natural Disasters at the Main Library, 120 Metcalfe on Thurs Nov 17th, 2011, 7:00-8:00. Don't miss this chance to meet the author!

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