Creation : a novel /

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Main Author: Govier, Katherine, 1948-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2003, c2002.
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Main Author:Govier, Katherine, 1948-
Summary:

Running two steps ahead of the bailiff, alternately praised and reviled, John James Audubon set himself the audacious task of drawing, from nature, every bird in North America. The result was his masterpiece, The Birds of America. In June 1833, partway through his mission, he enlisted his son, Captain Bayfield of the Royal Navy, and a party of young gentlemen to set sail for nesting grounds no ornithologist had ever seen, in the treacherous passage between Newfoundland and Labrador. Creation explores the short, stormy summer throughout which the captain became the artist's foil, measuring stick, and the recipient of his long-held secrets. It is an exploration of that fateful expedition, a probing and imaginative narrative that fills in a gap in the visionary naturalist's well-documented life.

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Physical Description:307 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
ISBN:1585674109
Author Notes:

Canadian author, Katherine Govier was born on July 4, 1948 in Edmonton, Canada. She attended the University of Alberta and York University where she studied English Literature.

She has published several novels and short story collections. She won the City of Toronto Book Award for Hearts of Flame in 1992. She was shortlisted for both the Trillium Award for Immaculate Conception Photography Gallery and Books in Canada, WH Smith First Novel Award, for Random Descent. In 1997 she received Canada's Marian Engel Award for a woman writer in mid-career in 1997.

She currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

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