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Gentleman Death

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Binding: Paperback
List Price: $17.99
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ISBN: 9780771033117
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Language: English
Page Count: 256
Publication Date: 4/2/2002
Size: 8.39" l x 5.37" w x 0.67"
Series: N/A

Category Subject
Fiction Historical
Meet novelist Robert Fraser as he comes face to face with creativity, his mortality, and the deaths of his father and brother. Set mainly in Toronto, the novel also takes us to London, Scotland, Germany, and New York as we follow the escapades of two of Fraser’s fictional characters. There is Simpson, called into service as an anonymous sperm donor, and Dunbar, an enigmatic tourist in Berlin just before the Chernobyl disaster, where he meets the captivating Lena, with whom he begins to sense an almost forgotten freedom and elation. But at the centre of Gentleman Death is Robert Fraser’s own compelling story. Gibson juxtaposes reality and fiction in this compassionate, sometimes outrageous, often very funny exploration of the absurdities and alarms of aging, the nature of fiction itself, and the maturity that grows from reconciliation.

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