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On earth as it is

Authors: Heighton, Steven
Publisher: Knopf Canada
BISAC/Subject: FIC000000, FIC026000, FIC029000, FIC090000
ISBN: 9780307369505, Related ISBNs: 0307369501, 067697399X, 9780307369505, 9780676973990
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The interlocking worlds of the erotic and the religious are explored in the novella and ten stories in this collection. The stories range through time and space, from present-day Toronto to the nineteenth-century high Arctic, from the Greek Islands to Kathmandu, from a tunnel under Vimy Ridge in 1915 where a Canadian sentry hears his enemy singing through the wall, to a tourist town in the Rockies where a painter and her dying husband make love for the last time.
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