Sanctuary Line (Paperback)
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Sanctuary Line (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 03/01/2013
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Solitary, nostalgic Liz Crane returns to her family's now-deserted farmhouse to study the migratory habits of the Monarch butterfly. A rich family history - all the anecdotes and blarney of successful Irish immigrants - is now tainted with sadness. Her cousin Amanda, a gifted military strategist, has been killed in Afghanistan, a loss foreshadowed by the earlier disappearance of her charismatic father. Reflecting on the fragility and transcience of human life and relations - mirrored in the Monarchs' restless flight - Liz finds that love is there to be found where you least expect it.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9780857386397
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 188 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 10 mm


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'Urquhart handles the layers of narrative with lyrical aplomb' Susan Elderkin, Financial Times. * Financial Times *
'A delicate work of rare beauty' Lucy Popescu, Independent. * Independent *
'Urquhart's style is reminiscent of that of the Pulitzer-winner Marilynne Robinson' Mary Morrissey, Irish Times. * Irish Times *
'Emotional and atmospheric' The Lady. * Lady *
'Urquhart's writing is poetic, in the sense that it is beautifully compact and restrained when describing the most powerful emotions' The Times. * The Times *
'Urquhart's prose is lovingly and skilfully constructed ... Her sparse plot dances and weaves like a butterfly' Sunday Business Post. * Sunday Business Post *

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