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The Resource The end of the alphabet, C.S. Richardson

The end of the alphabet, C.S. Richardson

Label
The end of the alphabet
Title
The end of the alphabet
Statement of responsibility
C.S. Richardson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ambrose Zephyr is a contented man. He shares a book-laden Victorian house with his loving wife, Zipper. He owns two suits, one of which he was married in. He is a courageous eater, save for Brussels sprouts. His knowledge of wine is vague and best defined as Napa, good; Australian, better; French, better still. Kir royale is his drink of occasion. For an Englishman, he makes a poor cup of tea. He believes women are quantifiably wiser than men, and would never give Zipper the slightest reason to mistrust him or question his love. Zipper simply describes Ambrose as the only man she has ever loved. Without adjustment."
  • "Then, just as he is turning fifty, Ambrose is told by his doctor that he has one month to live. Reeling from the news, he and Zipper embark on a whirlwind expedition to the places he has most loved or has always longed to visit, from A to Z, Amsterdam to Zanzibar. As they travel to Italian piazzas, Turkish baths, and other romantic destinations, all beautifully evoked by the author, Zipper struggles to deal with the grand unfairness of their circumstances as she buoys Ambrose with her gentle affection and humor. Meanwhile, Ambrose reflects on his life, one well lived, and comes to understand that death, like life, will be made bearable by the strength and grace of their devotion."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Reeling from the news that his doctor is giving him only one month to live, fifty-year-old Ambrose Zephyr and his loving wife, Zipper, embark on a whirlwind tour from A to Z of all the places he has ever loved or has ever wanted to visit
Theme
Award
Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best First Book, 2008.
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163030
Cataloging source
DLC
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Richardson, C. S
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Self-realization
  • Voyages around the world
Target audience
adult
Label
The end of the alphabet, C.S. Richardson
Link
Publication
Control code
000041056606
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
119 p.
Isbn
9780385522557
Lccn
2006036823

Library Locations

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      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre , Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898
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