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Scattered in a Rising Wind

Scattered in a Rising Wind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Dalpe, Jean Marc
Translated by Gaboriau, Linda

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In a small town apocalypse, the social order of things can no longer prevail against the larger forces brought to bear on its insular, traditional, incestuous community. Marcel, in a cleansing, destructive rage, sets his murderous sights on the powers that rule this world. Scatte...red in a Rising Wind records this rush of events barely at the edge of syntax; a teeming imagination always just ahead of the ability to articulate; with a participatory narrator that scrambles to keep up with the unfolding perceptions within the characters that surround him. Set in a tiny claustrophobic mill town north of Sudbury, the language borrows the reader to animate its utterly amoral characters as embodiments of the most elemental of human passions. Almost devoid of the conventions of punctuation, capitalization and other grammar rules designed to control language and enforce its sequential linearity, occasionally breaking its prose margins to become minimalist utterances, the novel constantly moves into a future that has nothing to do with the past. Yet the past is constantly reconstructed backwards in all its recurring archetypes by the characters, their actions, even their names. Just as the narrator says of the main character, Marcel, except a lot of what he thinks he remembers is invented, the reader is left, in the end, with Marcel's Oedipal revenge, the incestuous passion of a Joseph for a Marie of divine birth, and the barren rose of love echoing like a shot to the head, a tattoo on the heart. There is no time here.
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ISBN 9780889224841
Released NZ 15 Sep 2003
Publisher Talon Books,Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780889224841
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Talon Books,Canada
Imprint Talon Books,Canada
Released 15 Sep 2003
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Translated from French
Author(s) By Dalpe, Jean Marc
Translated by Gaboriau, Linda
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 11mm
Dewey Code 843
Weight 199g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade