Beyond This Point

Beyond This Point

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Five women retreat to the interior -- of a country, of themselves -- in an effort to rebuild their lives. Virtuoso writing from an award-winning fiction writer. Set in the heart of British Columbia, Beyond This Pointcaptures the lives of five women and the hopes and despair that drive them. Lucinda Markovice, long-time lover of the healer Gabriel at the Centre for Light Awareness in Neon Bar, discovers an affair will have lasting consequences; Lenore Carmichael, a teacher, unhappily married and fearing the worst about her health, tries to go home again to the town of Ruth and finds she has to go farther; Mory Zimmerman, a young woman who has depended on the sale of her body to get by, returns to the valley sick and exhausted, bringing the child that no one wants to remember, as gradually a disturbing tale of abuse is revealed; solid Bet Harker feels she has drifted from the ones she loves and dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter and her husband's recent stroke, reaches out to an estranged friend; Kathleen Elliot, a young widow from the East, is reeling from grief and dislocation when she first arrives in Ruth to stay on the property of old friends, and in the end, her visit changes all their lives. Behind it all is the wildness of the land, the threat of forest fires, and a boy's desire for vengeance, which leads to a harrowing act. Intense, spellbinding, ultimately redemptive, Beyond This Point takes us beyond the predictable into a world and a community vividly portrayed and peopled with characters we will not soon forget.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2006
ISBN: 9780771078545
0771078544
Branch Call Number: F RUB NVD

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at NVDPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top