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Crown, 1987 - Women - 290 pages
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Spanning four decades from the 1940s to the present and set against the backdrops of Paris, Jerusalem, Cambridge, and Toronto, this novel focuses on a sensuous female astronomer's attempt to free herself from the past

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Jumping back and forth over four decades with settings in Paris, Toronto, England, and Jerusalem, this novel blends storytelling with a dash of science and philosophy. It centers around its narrator ... Read full review


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Matt Cohen was born in Kingston, Ontario. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Toronto. He taught political philosophy at McMaster University in the late 60's. Between 1969 and 1999, he published more than 20 books, including novels, short stories, poetry and two books for children, which won him the Toronto Arts Award. He was a two-time winner of the National Magazine Award for short fiction and a recipient of the John Glassco Translation Prize. Matt Cohen was writer-in-residence at several Canadian universities and was a visiting professor at the University of Bologna in Italy in 1985. He taught a number of writers workshops and was a founding member of the Writers Union of Canada, where he serv Matt Cohen passed away on December 2, 1999, from lung cancer.

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