Extraordinary Hardcover – Aug 13 2013
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"David Gilmour uses the fraught topic to quietly explore what it can reveal about the human heart and the sweet brevity of our earthly existence." – WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Praise for A Perfect Night to Go to China winner of the 2005 Givernor General's Award fot Fiction:
"One of the most refreshing, moving and supple works of fiction written since the 21st century began." —BOOKS IN CANADA
"When a story is this affecting, the result is a luminous reading experience, the kind we all crave... Gilmour is one of the best writers we have." —TORONTO STAR
Praise for The Perfect Order of Things:
"What begins as a man returning to the places where he's suffered becomes nothing less than a writer reassessing his entire career. There might not be a more honest writer in Canada." —NATIONAL POST
About the Author
DAVID GILMOUR is the critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling author of seven previous novels and one work of non-fiction (The Film Club). Winner of the 2005 Governor General’s Award for Fiction for A Perfect Night to Go to China, Gilmour has seen his books translated into twenty-seven languages. For many years, Gilmour was a fixture on Canadian television as the national film critic for CBC’s The Journal, as well as the host of his own Gemini Award-winning show, Gilmour on the Arts. He is presently the Pelham Edgar Visiting Professor of literary studies at Victoria College at the University of Toronto.
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Top Customer Reviews
Very spare, it’s told from the viewpoint of a man asked by his sister to assist in her suicide. It’s perhaps as objective an account as can be told about this hotly debated subject.
Read this if: you’re interested in the collateral effect of the assisted death of an ill person. 4 stars
I enjoyed the use of dialogue to tell almost all of the story. There were a few times when I wanted the story to move forward more quickly, yet I now see that this telling is probably quite near the natural pace at which this course of events would unfold.
A good read; one to recommend to the right, and perhaps, older person.
I think the author spent so much time on the idea, he wasn't able to create interesting people. A failure. The subject of assisted suicide deserves better.