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The Ash Garden

The Ash Garden( )
Author: Bock, Dennis
ISBN:978-0-375-41302-5
Publication Date:Sep 2001
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $23.00
Book Description:

A scientist stealing across the Pyrenees into Spain, then smuggled into America . . . A young woman quarantined on a ship wandering the Atlantic, her family stranded in Austria . . . A girl playing on a riverbank as a solitary airplane appears on the horizon . . . Lives already in motion, unsettled by war, and about to change beyond reckoning—their pasts blurred and their destinies at once defined and distorted by an inconceivable event. For that man was bound for the desert...
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Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / World War Ii
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / War & Military
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.625 x 8.375 Inches
Book Weight:1.131 Pounds
Author Biography
Bock, Dennis (Author)
Dennis Bock Dennis Bock was born on Lake Ontario, in the small town of Belleville on August 28, 1964. He moved from there with his family to Oakville, just west of Toronto, when he was six. He entered the University of Western Ontario after high school, and graduated with an Honors BA in English and Philosophy.

He traveled to Madrid after college and began writing his collection of connected stories, Olympia, working on it while in residence at Yaddo, the Banff Centre and the Fundacion Valparadiso, Spain. It was published in 1998 by Bloomsbury US and UK, and by Doubleday Canada. It won several prizes in the UK and Canada. Olympia won the Jubilee Award and the Danuta Gleed Award in Canada, as well as the Betty Trask Prize UK in England. It was also a Globe and Mail Notable Book of the Year in 1998. The book was nominated for both the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the City of Toronto Book Award. Bock's novel The Ash Garden was the Winner of the 2002 Canada-Japan Literary Award

Bock's short stories have also been published in literary magazines and anthologies. Some of his works include The Ash Garden, The Communist's Daughter, and Olympia.

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