Consolation: A Novel of Mystery

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Faber & Faber, 2008 - Authors, English - 324 pages
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1910, and Corley Roper, an eminent children’s author of his age, mourns the death of his young daughter. Estranged from his wife, and wracked by grief, he happens one night upon Mary Wilson, a woman in a similar position, as she mourns her stillborn son. No longer able to inhabit the fictional world that made his name, and haunted by the spectre of this other lost child, Roper decides that it is only through engaging with the real world, and the mystery of Mary Wilson’s dispossessed heritage, that he may find purpose. Meanwhile, a young American journalist, Alice Dangerfield, has travelled across the Atlantic on a quest of her own, to track down her most cherished author. -- BOOK JACKET.

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One evening, celebrated children’s author Corley Roper meets a woman named Mary Wilson in a graveyard. Both have suffered the recent loss of a child, and both are more or less adrift in the world ... Read full review


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James Wilson is a New Brunswick-based fine art photographer. He is known primarily for his detailed landscapes and large-format black-and-white portraits. WIlson's photographs are in private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the New Brunswick Museum, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and numerous Canadian embassies.

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