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As for Me and My House
By Sinclair Ross and Robert Kroetsch ( (other contributor))
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Canadian Library
Publication date January 8, 2008
Pages 239
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780771094125
ISBN-10 0771094124
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Published in Canada
Original list price $15.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: “It’s an immense night out there, wheeling and windy. The lights on the street and in the houses against the black wetness, little unilluminating glints that might be painted on it. The town seems huddled together, cowering on a high tiny perch, afraid to move lest it topple into the wind.”

The town is Horizon, the setting of Sinclair Ross’ brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era. Hailed by critics as one of Canada’s great novels, As For Me and My House takes the form of a journal. The unnamed diarist, one of the most complex and arresting characters in contemporary fiction, explores the bittersweet nature of human relationships, of the unspoken bonds that tie people together, and the undercurrents of feeling that often tear them apart. Her chronicle creates an intense atmosphere, rich with observed detail and natural imagery.

As For Me and My House is a landmark work. It is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand the scope and power of the Canadian novel.

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9780771094125 | details & prices | 239 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.95
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