- Paperback: 193 pages
- Publisher: Red Deer Press; 1st Edition edition (Sept. 29 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0889951853
- ISBN-13: 978-0889951853
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 19 cm
- Shipping Weight: 227 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #539,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Restlessness Paperback – Sep 29 2005
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"Sizzles forward. . . . Van Herk's descriptions are compact, and drenched in indefatigable and passionate adoration. . . . Combines the light, exuberant handiness of good mystery writing with a perfect vertiginous stillness reminiscent of Samuel Beckett's novels."
— Globe and Mail
"A brave novel . . . a remarkable achievement. . . . An indelible record of planned erasure, a homage to life written in the vocabulary of death. It is about contradiction, and it is contradictory; it is restless without being relentless. It is disquietingly beautiful and hauntingly articulate about belonging and love, and about the connectedness of stories and writing and life and death."
— Books in Canada
"A subtle and rewarding novel."
— Quill & Quire
"Van Herk can expertly delight and stimulate the intellect, with elegant phrasing, witty theoretical discussions and allusions, and ornate flourishes."
— Calgary Herald
"fascinating and tender."
About the Author
Aritha van Herk was born in central Alberta, and studied at the University of Alberta. She first rose to international literary prominence with the publication of Judith, which received the Seal First Novel Award and which was published in North America, the United Kingdom and Europe. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Professor who teaches Canadian Literature and Creative Writing in the Department of English at the University of Calgary.
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