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The night stages, Jane Urquhart

Label
The night stages
Title
The night stages
Statement of responsibility
Jane Urquhart
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A female pilot recalls her affair with a man obsessed with the disappearance of his brother. After a tragic accident leaves Tamara alone on the most westerly tip of Ireland, she begins an affair with a charismatic meteorologist named Niall. It's the 1950s, and Tamara has settled into civilian life after working as an auxiliary pilot in World War II. At first her romance is filled with passionate secrecy, but when Niall's younger brother, Kieran, disappears after a bicycle race, Niall, unable to shake the idea that he may be to blame, slowly falls into despondency. Distraught and abandoned after their decade-long relationship, Tamara decides she has no option but to leave. Jane Urquhart's mesmerizing novel opens as Tamara makes her way from Ireland to New York. During a layover in Gander, Newfoundland, a fog moves in, grounding her plane and stranding her in front of the airport's mural. As she gazes at the nutcracker-like children, missile-shaped birds, and fruit blossoms, she revisits the circumstances that brought her to Ireland and the family entanglement that has forced her into exile. Slowly she interweaves her life story with Kieran's as she searches for the truth about Niall. With 'The night stages', this celebrated bestselling author has written a magnificent, elegiac novel of intersecting memories that explores the meaning of separation and reunion, the sorrows of fractured families, and the profound effect of Ireland's harshly beautiful landscape on lives lived in solitude
Summary
Leaving Ireland behind after being abandoned by her lover, Tamara, an auxiliary pilot in World War II, during a layover in Gander, Newfoundland, takes stock of her life and the events that forced her into exile while searching to find the truth about the man who betrayed her.
Writing style
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
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10428985
Cataloging source
DLC
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Urquhart, Jane
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Memory
  • Families
  • Brothers
  • Air pilots
  • Women air pilots
  • Man-woman relationships
  • City and town life
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The night stages, Jane Urquhart
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055098101
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9781780747811
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)915510331
Label
The night stages, Jane Urquhart
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055098101
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9781780747811
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)915510331

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