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Sanctuary Line

Sanctuary Line

Solitary, nostalgic Liz Crane returns to her family’s now-deserted farmhouse to study the migratory habits of the Monarch butterfly.

A rich family history – all the anecdotes and blarney of successful Irish immigrants – is now tainted with sadness. Her cousin Amanda, a gifted military strategist, has been killed in Afghanistan, a loss foreshadowed by the earlier disappearance of her charismatic father.

Reflecting on the fragility and transcience of human life and relations – mirrored in the Monarchs’ restless flight – Liz finds that love is there to be found where you least expect it.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 22nd December 2011

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780857386403


'Urquhart handles the layers of narrative with lyrical aplomb' Susan Elderkin, Financial Times.
Financial Times
'A delicate work of rare beauty' Lucy Popescu, Independent.
'Urquhart's style is reminiscent of that of the Pulitzer-winner Marilynne Robinson' Mary Morrissey, Irish Times.
Irish Times
'Emotional and atmospheric' The Lady.
'Urquhart's writing is poetic, in the sense that it is beautifully compact and restrained when describing the most powerful emotions' The Times.
The Times
'Urquhart's prose is lovingly and skilfully constructed ... Her sparse plot dances and weaves like a butterfly' Sunday Business Post.
Sunday Business Post