A Covenant of Salt
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Covenant of Salt by Martine Desjardins
Book DescriptionSince the death of her parents in 1791, Lily McEvoy has lived as a recluse in her isolated Armagh County manor with her two maidservants and Titus, the farmhand who has become her whipping boy. But tonight, the heiress is expecting company. Her guest is Master Anselm, the legendary stone cutter who has transformed the estate's abandoned salt mine into an immense funerary monument to the memory of the McEvoy family, sculpting bas-reliefs in the chapels, crypts and tombs he has carved out of the rock salt of its cavernous walls. Lily is sniffing powdered salt in the attic as she summons the shadow of her father, the cruel Irish Rear Admiral Magnus McEvoy, hero of the capture of Quebec and absolute master of his estate, and of her mother, the mysterious Laurence, she of the webbed feet who emerged from the river of a stormy night. But the same salt that has preserved Lily's memories is desiccating her. Her obsession with the past now risks transforming her, like Lot's wife, into a pillar of salt--crystallized by the family's abominable secrets. These secrets, and the instrument of her revenge, she will today finally reveal to Anselm over their precipitous evening meal. Drawing from the history of the conquest of Quebec and Irish legend, this is an exotic new way to tell a very old story.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780889225664
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Talon Books,Canada
Publisher: Talon Books,Canada
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Martine Desjardins
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The fourth and most acclaimed of Desjardins' novels creates a sensual and exotic world combining history, magic, and the bizarre.
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Haunted by the iron jealousy of their commanding officer, Dulac and Nell must risk everything to pursue their desires.
Fairy Ring, Paperback (March 2001)» View all books by Martine Desjardins
A compulsively readable, beautiful and dark novel of stormy relationships and all-consuming desires.
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Author Biography - Martine Desjardins
Martine Desjardins Born in the Town of Mount Royal in Quebec, Martine Desjardins worked as an assistant editor-in-chief at ELLE Quebec magazine for four years before leaving to devote herself to writing. Presently she works as a free-lance rewriter, translator and journalist for L'actualite, an award-winning French-language current affairs magazine in Canada. Her first novel, Le cercle de Clara was published by Lemeac in 1997, and was nominated for both the Prix litteraires du Quebec and the Grand prix des lectrices Elle Quebec in 1998. It has been published by Talonbooks in English as Fairy Ring. Fred A. Reed International journalist and award-winning literary translator Fred A. Reed is also a respected specialist on politics and religion in the Middle East. After several years as a librarian and trade union activist at the Montreal Gazette, Reed began reporting from Islamic Iran in 1984, visiting the Islamic Republic thirty times since then. He has also reported extensively on Middle Eastern affairs for La Presse, CBC Radio-Canada and Le Devoir. Reed is a three-time winner of the Governor General's Award for translation. David Homel Award-winning author and literary translator David Homel also works as a journalist, editor and screenwriter. He was born in Chicago in 1952 but left at the end of the tumultuous 1960s and continued his education in Europe and Toronto before settling in Montreal in around 1980. He worked at a variety of industrial jobs before beginning to write fiction in the mid-1980s. His six novels to date have been translated into several languages and published around the world.
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