Elizabeth and After

Elizabeth and After

Book - 1999
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Carl McKelvey returns to small-town Ontario, to a landscape marred by 'progress' and dotted by monster homes, to see more of his young daughter Lizzie, and to put behind him the legacy of violence and alcohol that brought about his divorce and subsequent departure. But he soon discovers he is being watched with great interest by two men: the town's most prominent businessman, and his ex-wife's new husband--both engaged in a power struggle that is played out by others in parking lots and rural terrain under hot night skies. But what he doesn't see at first--as he tries to bury his feelings for his former wife--is that a third man is watching: a man who once loved Carl's intelligent and engimatic mother. This three-generational story of passion and subterfuge is limned with Matt Cohen's gift for language and a narrative tension that embraces descriptions of astonishing beauty and power.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 1999
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780676971705
Branch Call Number: FIC Cohen 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 370 p


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Sep 13, 2016

I really enjoyed this novel. I especially liked that the locale was Ontario. I will read it again some day too! I grew up in, and spent most of my life in, Ontario!

May 08, 2015

This was recently returned yet it is on my out box.... There'd must be s mixup..... Thanks.

tdk Sep 11, 2012

I think I'm going to have to give up on this book. I'm on page 78 and its doing nothing for me.....have been slogging through it and getting nothing out of it.

I tried.


ok, so I pushed through this book by skimming. Really wasn't worth it. It gets good reviews on the internet but really, I don't understand why.

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