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Swann by Carol Shields

Swann

by Carol Shields

Publication: Stoddard, 1987, Toronto

First edition. Former owner's inked name, date, and brief comments on front free fly leaf, elin fine in dust jacket. Swann is the story of four individuals who become entwined in the life of Mary Swann, a rural Canadian poet whose authentic and unique voice is discovered only hours before her husband hacks her to pieces. Who is Mary Swann? And how could she have produced these works of genius in almost complete isolation? Mysteriously, all traces of Swann's existence ... her notebook, the first draft of her work, even her photograph ... gradually vanish as the characters in this engrossing novel become caught up in their own concepts of who Mary Swann was. Adapted to the screen in 1996, starring Miranda Richardson, Brenda Fricker, John Neville and Michael Ontkean.

Inventory Number: 45435

$65.00