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The Service of Clouds - Falconer, Delia
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It is 1907 and the Blue Mountains of New South Wales are filled with the grand dreams of elsewhere. Eureka Jones, a young pharmacist's assistant with historical eyes, falls in love with Harry Kitchings, a man who takes pictures of clouds and succumbs to the "madness of photography". Set in a vast landscape haunted by sadness and the stories of romance which drift across it, the novel explores passion, illness and the secret desires men and women bring to the mountains. contemporary,fiction,genre fiction,historical,literary,literature and fiction,romance Romance, Picador

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The Service of Clouds

A mystically inclined photographer who tries to find the face of God captured in clouds; a tubercular horticulturist who experiences others' dreams; a pharmacist's assistant who sells tonics to cure homesickness and unrequited love--these are the inhabitants of Katoomba, a town high in Australia's Blue Mountains where the air is "too thin to support any certainties." Opening in 1907 and spanning nearly two decades, The Service of Clouds follows the coming-of-age of young Eureka Jones, whose town springs into life once she sees it through the eyes of photographer Harry Kitchings. But plot is never this narrative's focus. "My mother, being possessed of a practical temperament, did not use metaphors lightly: she expected them to do a full day's work," writes Falconer, and the same could be said of her novel itself. Metaphors here are meant to be taken quite literally; clouds take on double and triple symbolic duty, but they also literally "soak into the pores" of her characters' skin, "improving its texture and the quality of our blood." In fact, Falconer's metaphors do the full day's work of both characterization and plot, and at times, that load is too much to bear. The prose is magical, but it is also sometimes frustratingly abstract. No matter: Katoomba itself is vivid, and the novel's language dazzling--even when it leaves the reader standing on less than solid ground.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780330360272
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0330360272
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Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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ISBN/EAN: 9780330360272

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