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Into The Heart Of The Country Hardcover – Mar 14 2011

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; 1st Edition edition (March 14 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554686342
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554686346
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.4 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #680,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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?Into the Heart of the Country succeeds in being both visionary and bracingly real -- hallucinatory yet dramatically vivid -- populated both by ghosts and by a richly, desperately human cast.Her achievement here is beyond doubt and cause for acclaim.?
- Steven Heighton, author of Afterlands and Every Lost Country ()

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"Pauline Holdstock writes beautifully but without ever sacrificing reality's sharp corners and cruel truths; Into the Heart of the Country succeeds in being both visionary and bracingly real--hallucinatory yet dramatically vivid--populated both by ghosts and by a richly, desperately human cast. Her achievement here is beyond doubt and cause for acclaim." -- Steven Heighton, author of Afterlands and Every Lost Country

"Pauline Holdstock's story of Samuel Hearne and his native wife, Molly Norton, moves hauntingly through the north's shimmering purity towards 'worlds coming apart.' Bittersweet and harsh, lyrical and savage, Into the Heart of the Country places us in a landscape where - between 'shining light' and 'heavy dark' - people dream of wholeness. A beautifully written, powerful novel about dissolution and belonging, sorrow and hope." -- Beth Powning, author of The Hatbox Letters and The Sea Captain's Wife

"Read this on a wild country night when the past is as close as your front door. Pauline Holdstock has written a haunting tale about the white men and aboriginal women who founded northern Canada." -- Susan Swan, author of The Wives of Bath and What Casanova Told Me

"Pauline Holdstock's Into the Heart of the Country is beautifully written. In Samuel Hearne and Molly Norton, Holdstock has found a moving story." -- Paulette Jiles, author of The Colour of Lightning and Stormy Weather

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