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Alchemy of Clouds
Mark Frutkin
0864920601
October 1985
Paperback
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The Lion of Venice
Mark Frutkin
0888783787
Oct 1997
Hardcover
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From the Publisher
This magical new novel by Governor General and Trillium Prize nominee Mark Frutkin, set in 13th century Venice and Cathay, is a dazzling fresco of shimmering language, brimming with golden tableaus of arid deserts and cobblestone alleyways, the wafting scent of cardamom and the mystical trill of a praying friar. It is the story of Marco Polo as he is about to set sail on an arduous and lengthy pilgrimage with his father, uncle and faithful guide across the sun-soaked silk route, the rich path of the carpet-makers and the black seas of the Indian Ocean. Doggedly pursued by a vengeful assassin of the Venetian Doge, Marco is eager to arrive in the promised land of the mighty Kublai Khan and bask in the safety offered by his royal legions. But while enjoying the myths of the local prophets, Polo is haunted by the...


Atmospheres Apollinaire
Mark Frutkin
0888783914
September 1998
Paperback
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Cinquefoil
Mark Frutkin
0889628114
October 2003
Paperback
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Iron Mountain
Mark Frutkin
0888784244
September 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Of one of Mark Frutkin’s previous books of verse, Poetry Canada Review said it provided "a supernatural fusion of the earthbound with the heavenly to forge the lightning of poetry." Divided into two sections, one inspired by ancient Chinese art, the other limning the ambiguities and incongruities of the contemporary human condition, Frutkin’s new volume of poetry, Iron Mountain, often presents human beings wandering in the wilderness between two abysses while still appreciating the smell of pines, the softness of the rain, the brilliance of the stars, the hum of the computer, and the jostle of the crowd on the bus. These are poems of translucent delicacy harbouring hard truths where "A Taoist priest gulps the elixir/of immortality and blows away/in the dust,/a young Chinese girl/bumps me in the...


Slow Lightning
Mark Frutkin
1551924064
May 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Released last year in Canada, Mark Frutkin's Slow Lightning follows Sandro, an apolitical Spanish engineering student caught up in the Spanish Civil War. When his name appears on a police list, he's forced to flee Barcelona on a bicycle, leaving behind a beautiful anarchist as he follows a pilgrimage route to his seaside village. He encounters numerous characters along the way some, like the priest who gives Sandro his robes to wear, want to help him; others want to kill him. Frutkin (Atmospheres Apollinaire) provides relief from the madness and violence with gentle humor and touches of magic realism, making his reluctant hero's journey all the more memorable. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


Time of the Angry Queen
Mark Frutkin
0394223144
June 1993
Hardcover
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