A Student of the Weather

A Student of the Weather

by Elizabeth Hay, Jennifer Overton
     
 

In the Prairie Dust Bowl of the 1930s, a stranger walks out of a storm and forever alters the lives of two sisters, the strange and intense Norma-Joyce and the beautiful Lucinda. Their rivalry for Maurice Dove, a student studying weather on the Prairies, sets the stage for a narrative spanning more than thirty years, beginning in Saskatchewan and moving, in the

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Overview

In the Prairie Dust Bowl of the 1930s, a stranger walks out of a storm and forever alters the lives of two sisters, the strange and intense Norma-Joyce and the beautiful Lucinda. Their rivalry for Maurice Dove, a student studying weather on the Prairies, sets the stage for a narrative spanning more than thirty years, beginning in Saskatchewan and moving, in the decades following the war, to Ottawa and New York City. Although Norma-Joyce is only a child when Maurice Dove drops into her life, she develops a fixation for him that lasts a lifetime. Hay's writing is spare yet richly textured, dark and erotic. The physical and emotional landscapes she portrays evoke surprises, tragic and comic, and teach us about the lasting imprint of first love.

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"This is a book to break (;and warm); your heart over and over...Hay's language is precise, economical and evocative. In A Student of Weather, every word counts." — Ottawa Citizen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864923257
Publisher:
Goose Lane Editions
Publication date:
01/05/2003
Edition description:
First edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
4.31(w) x 5.57(h) x 1.32(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Hay was born in Owen Sound, Ontario, the daughter of a high school principal and a painter. She grew up in small Ontario towns and attended the University of Toronto. She worked as a broadcaster on CBC Radio and then as a freelance documentary maker in Latin America. She taught writing at New York University before returning to Canada. She has published two collections of short stories and two books of creative non-fiction.

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