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THE IVORY SWING., Hospital, Janette Turner.
1 Hospital, Janette Turner. THE IVORY SWING.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1982, 1st edition. 
252 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042205 Winner of the $50,000 Seal First Novel Award. "....an evocative story of a Canadian couple caught in personal and cultural conflict in the lush and volatile climate of contemporar y South India. Seeking to escape the stultifying atmosphere of a small university town in Ontario, Juliet accompanies her husband David on a research sabbatical to southern India. There, the relentless swelter of life near the equator sei z e s t h e m in a timeless drift; they become part of the life process. And, divested of familiar defences, they are vulnerable and raw. Their past experiences become reorchestrated in memory, and their life together is called into question. T he ir c o nf ro nt at i on with an alien and tradition-bound culture becomes critical when they befriend Yashoda, a beautiful young widow whose life is made intolerable by the austerity of family law. Yashoda's seductive helplessness engages David an d J uli et in se par ate b ut compelling ways, and their involvement in her plight draws them into a situation of terrifying consequence. Janette Turner Hospital is a superb stylist with unusual insight and a skill for sensuous description. Bas ed o n fi rst -han d kn owle dge, he r portrait of India is exotic and often disturbing. She has written a novel full of passion, atmosphere, and the drama of human interaction." Light edge wear, area of light damp staining on front board. Dust jacke t has lig ht ed ge we ar/wr inkli ng - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, area of faint damp staining on inside front panel/flap-fold. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BLUEBERG., Taylor, Geoff.  Illustrated by D.G. Valentine.
2 Taylor, Geoff. Illustrated by D.G. Valentine. BLUEBERG.
Heinemann, London, 1960, first edition. 
93 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "The gay story of a young iceberg who was born in the Antarctic Ocean and travelled further north than any iceberg had ever been before. With his friend Blowhard the Whale he made an adventurous journey towards the Equator. The water grew warmer and Blueberg grew smaller but his curiosity led him on until, when at last he was playing round the shores of a tropical island, he was in danger of melting away altoge ther. A very small Blueberg was saved just in time and in a rather uncomfortable manner...." Tiny slight bump to three corners, two tiny dints on front board near hinge, light wear to bottom of boards and a tiny dint to bottom of rear bo a r d . D u s t jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips at top/bottom of flap-folds and at top of spine, slight fading to spine, light rubbing/soiling to rear panel and some edges, large corner crease on rear flap, 1" closed tear with cre as es , li g ht w at er stain at bottom of spine/hinges area, three tiny dints on front panel near hinge, very small light stain on inside of spine. VG/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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