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Ship Fever (Paperback, New edition) Loot Price: R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 You Save: R16 (14%)
Ship Fever (Paperback, New edition): Andrea Barrett
Ship Fever (Paperback, New edition): Andrea Barrett

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Andrea Barrett

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A marvellous collection of short stories seamlessly blending history, science and fiction. Sharply intelligent and sensual all at once, the eight stories draw the reader in and keep him or her spellbound. Barrett brings the past to life with vivid strokes, using both historical and fictional characters. The title story, really a novella, is particularly strong. Its evocative account of the 1847 typhus epidemic on Grosse Isle among immigrants fleeing the famine in Ireland and the reaction of the people of Quebec is truly splendid storytelling. (Kirkus UK)
Exceptional tales of emancipation and evolution at the birth of the modern era. 'Beautiful stories about the wonder and work of science. The title novella describes the horrors of typhus in the newly arrived Irish immigrants to Quebec, and suggests that, in epidemics, medicine is more a piece of politics than a form of science. In Barrett's hands, science is transformed from hard and known fact into malleable, strange and thrilling fictional material.' Boston Globe 'Many of these stories are set in the late nineteenth century, the adolescence of modern science. Barrett's women are often scoffed at for their love of learning. Some try to use science as a currency with which to buy acceptance in a male-dominated world. But no character relates only to his or her work. Barrett builds her fictions like stones thrown into prose ponds: science is the stone, while human dramas, personal and social, are the concentric rings that radiate beautifully outward.' Newsday


Imprint: Flamingo
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 2000
Authors: Andrea Barrett
Dimensions: 197 x 130mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-655142-3
Barcode: 9780006551423
Categories: Books > Fiction > Special features > Short stories
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-00-655142-4

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