[Epub] ➤ Century ➥ Ray Smith – Thomashillier.co.uk

Century The Fourth Title In Biblioasis Renditions Series, Century Begins With The Nightmare Visions Of A Young Woman Named Jane Seymour, Catching The Reader Up In A Chronicle Of The Seymour Family That Moves From Austria, America, And Africa To Edinburgh And Venice Back Through Paris Of The Belle Epoque And Forward To Germany Of 1923.


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    Century successfully navigates that tricky territory between the conventional and the inaccessible, demanding the reader s full attention, and rewarding it, while retaining enough mystery to sustain, I expect, many readings You continually detect movement in your peripheral vision, things you can t quite spot, no matter how quickly you turn your head When, halfway through a novel, you find yourself thinking that, man, you just gotta re read this thing at least once, well, that s a damn good book.How to approach it Century, in essence, explores familiar territory in an unfamiliar way Yes, this is a Canadian novel a multigenerational saga that follows the repeated tragedies of a single family, whose women keep kicking the bucket against the sweeping backdrop of history Of a century, in fact Oh, it s not quite canonical Canlit it lacks a prairie landscape, wendigoes, and snow but these are mere quibbles The story, if you like, is conventional.The storytelling is anything but The timeline moves back, rather than forward, so the story is necessarily discontinuous, so because Smith obscures the relationships between the characters Names are not often mentioned it is easy to miss who is whose parent, who is whose doomed daughter Smith follows the family tree back through the generations without leaving a map Each chapter is a jump cut one does not lead back t...


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