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Description - Doing the Heart Good by Neil Bissoondath

An affecting reflection upon the life of an aged academic, from one of Canada's foremost literary talents. The burning down of his house propels Alistair, now living with his daughter, her husband and child, to reflect on the causes and effects of life: how momentary impulses change the course of direction, how unexpected horrors still haunt him, how friendship can be nurtured as well as starved, how love sustains, how hatred destroys and how, in a ramshackle way, it all makes a peculiar, and rather moving, sort of sense. This is a writer at the very apex of his art, understated, calm, totally in control of his craft.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780743220217
ISBN-10: 0743220218
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Imprint: Scribner
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Neil Bissoondath

Neil Bissoondath was born in Trinidad, in 1955. He studied for his BA at York University, Toronto, and went on to receive a scholarship for the Advanced Writing Programme at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Since 1985 he has published seven award-winning books, the most recent of which is DOING THE HEART GOOD, published by Scribner in 2002.

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