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The Colonial Hotel

A Novel

by (author) Jonathan Bennett

Publisher
ECW Press
Initial publish date
May 2014
Category
General, Literary, Contemporary
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770905191
    Publish Date
    May 2014
    List Price
    $16.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781770411784
    Publish Date
    May 2014
    List Price
    $22.95

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A lyrical, heartbreaking story of ardour and devastation

In this powerful novel of love and family, a doctor named Paris follows a nurse to a country on the brink of civil war. When a confrontation does break out, they are swept up by rebel forces and separated. The nurse, Helen, is pregnant; she escapes, but Paris is left behind, imprisoned by rebels as war rages.

A narrative of brutal power about parental bonds, forgiveness, and identity, The Colonial Hotel recasts for the 21st century the ancient story of Paris, Helen, and Oenone. While the action might be ripped from international headlines, Bennett creates a wholly new take on an age-old tale set in the bleakest aspect of our unstable, yet remarkable, world.

About the author

Jonathan Bennett is the author Here is my street, this tree I planted for ECW Press, and After Battersea Park and Verandah People for Raincoast Books. In 2003, he was a finalist for ARC magazine’s “poem of the year” award. Originally from Sydney, Australia, he now lives in Port Hope, Ontario.

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