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Book: The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories

The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories

By Sinclair Ross
Published in 1988 by New Canadian Library
Originally published in 1968
Rating: 4 / 5

Description:

A woman’s impulsive infidelity leads to tragedy. A sudden hailstorm destroys hope. A boy learns to conquer a beautiful wild horse. A little girl dreams about a circus. Against the isolated, haunting landscapes of summer droughts and winter blizzards, the men and women of Ross’ stories grapple with fate against almost impossible odds. Marked by a legacy of pride that will not suffer defeat, Ross’ unyielding characters are cut off from their loved ones by obstinacy and defiance. Their tragedy is not that they suffer, but that they suffer alone.

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