Part detective novel, part psychological thriller, Surfacing is the story of a young woman who returns to northern Quebec, to the remote island of her childhood, with her lover and two friends, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. Flooded with memories, she begins to realize that going home means entering not only another place, but another time. As the wild island exerts its elemental hold and she is submerged in the language of the wilderness, she discovers that what she is really searching for is her own past. Permeated with an aura of suspense, complex with layered meanings, and written in brilliant, diamond-sharp prose, Surfacing has grown in reputation as a novel unique in modern literature for its mythic exploration of one woman’s spiritual pilgrimage.
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Review: SurfacingUser Review - Chris - Goodreads
https://scryingorb.wordpress.com/2013... Disregarding plot character etc for a moment, this book succeeds as an amazing piece of descriptive writing. The rural Canadian village and island cabin of the ... Read full review
Review: SurfacingUser Review - Laura Zurowski - Goodreads
I really enjoy Margaret Atwood's books, particularly those written in the early days of her career, as they provide a glimpse into the lives of women at a time when the Teutonic plates of social and ... Read full review