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The night stages
The night stages
Urquhart, Jane2015
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A female pilot recalls her affair with a man obsessed with the disappearance of his brother. After a tragic accident leaves Tamara alone on the most westerly tip of Ireland, she begins an affair with a charismatic meteorologist named Niall. It's the 1950s, and Tamara has settled into civilian life after working as an auxiliary pilot in World War II. At first her romance is filled with passionate secrecy, but when Niall's younger brother, Kieran, disappears after a bicycle race, Niall, unable to shake the idea that he may be to blame, slowly falls into despondency. Distraught and abandoned after their decade-long relationship, Tamara decides she has no option but to leave. Jane Urquhart's mesmerizing novel opens as Tamara makes her way from Ireland to New York. During a layover in Gander, Newfoundland, a fog moves in, grounding her plane and stranding her in front of the airport's mural. As she gazes at the nutcracker-like children, missile-shaped birds, and fruit blossoms, she revisits the circumstances that brought her to Ireland and the family entanglement that has forced her into exile. Slowly she interweaves her life story with Kieran's as she searches for the truth about Niall. With 'The night stages', this celebrated bestselling author has written a magnificent, elegiac novel of intersecting memories that explores the meaning of separation and reunion, the sorrows of fractured families, and the profound effect of Ireland's harshly beautiful landscape on lives lived in solitude.
Main title:
The night stages / Jane Urquhart.
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Imprint:
London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2015.©2015
Collation:
396 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN:
9781780747811 (paperback)
Dewey class:
813.54
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham Library ExpressAdult FictionURQUIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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