Waiting For Columbus

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 25, 2009 - Fiction - 384 pages
17 Reviews
On a beautiful April morning, a man is brought to an insane asylum in contemporary Spain, claiming to be the legendary navigator Christopher Columbus. Found in the treacherous Straight of Gibraltar, he is clearly delusional and has suffered a trauma so severe that he has turned away from reality. As he spins the tall tales of adventure and romance of someone who existed in the late fifteenth century, the lonely Nurse Consuela can’t help but be enchanted by his spirit. Who is Columbus? Where did he come from? This dazzling story about one man’s painstaking search for truth and loyalty will haunt the reader long after the final page. 


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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

This book is partly a mystery -- who is this man who believes he is Christopher Columbus, and why are the police looking for him? It is also an exploration of how we deal with trauma. The setting is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tracey8824 - LibraryThing

This story of a man who believes he is Christopher Columbus and the people he touches at the insane asylum is wonderful. I could not get enough of this book, right up until end. You wonder if you're ever going to find out who he really is and what happened to him. This is an amazing book. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
27
Section 3
34
Section 4
55
Section 5
79
Section 6
101
Section 7
140
Section 8
153
Section 12
236
Section 13
246
Section 14
263
Section 15
273
Section 16
289
Section 17
299
Section 18
306
Section 19
317

Section 9
177
Section 10
201
Section 11
216
Section 20
325
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About the author (2009)

Thomas Trofimuk is a writer, editor, and communications consultant. His poetry and short fiction have been widely published in Canada to critical acclaim. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with his wife and daughter.




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