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The Consolation of Maps, Bourke,  Thomas
The Consolation of Maps
Thomas Bourke

Paperback $22.99 - Hachette Australia
Fiction - Published: 23/Apr/2019 - ISBN: 9781786487605

An exquisite novel set in Japan, America and Florence, about learning to read people and understanding the past, reminiscent of the early novels of Kazuo Ishiguro Arresting and beautiful, THE CONSOLATION OF MAPS tells a story of ill-fated passion. Theodora Appel runs a company that is more like a family. When young Kenji Tanabe moves from Tokyo to Washington, he's initiated into her rarefied world of antiquarian cartography. But Theodora - brilliantly successful, beguilingly secretive - has another obsession. It is in Florence, where past clashes with present and even love has a price, that her impossible dream will threaten them all. Austere and elusive . . . lithe, controlled narrative . . . Bourke has created a novel that, like the complex objects - at once historical yet aesthetic - from which it takes its name, repays effort and attention - Irish Times

Austere and elusive . . . lithe, controlled narrative . . . Bourke has created a novel that, like the complex objects - at once historical yet aesthetic - from which it takes its name, repays effort and attention - Irish Times

A delicately compelling debut . . . Bourke captures how the contours of love and loss can run deep, to devastating effect - Wiltshire Living

This is a book that enables the reader to enter a different world . . . but through its pages also helps us to understand where great loss can take us - Gazette & Herald

Dizzying . . . the ending is shattering in this world of grace and beauty - Geolounge Thomas Bourke was born in Ireland and lives in Italy. A graduate of University College Dublin, he is author of a book on relations between Europe and Japan. The Consolation of Maps is his first novel. An exquisite novel set in Japan, America and Florence, about learning to read people and understanding the past, reminiscent of the early novels of Kazuo Ishiguro

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