Enter a new world on the edge of sanity...
Witnessing strange and unexplainable changes in her once-familiar Montreal home, Catherine Rhymer fears for her sanity until the arrest of two students puts her on the trail of a secret revolutionary movement.
Now Catherine must embark on a voyage of discovery, travelling north in search of the truth about her world. She will journey through hail and snow and herds of grazing beasts to a confrontation with the originators of her reality.
About Élisabeth Vonarburg
Élisabeth Vonarburg is considered one of Canada's most accomplished Science Fiction writers.
Born in France in 1947, she immigrated to Canada in 1973 and taught French Literature and Writing at various universities in Quebec. More recently, she has been actively involved in the speculative fiction community as a translator, convention organizer, literary editor, and writer.
Her novels include The Silent City, Reluctant Voyagers and In the Mothers’ Land (published as The Maërlande Chronicles), the latter winning the Philip K. Dick Special Award in 1993. She has also received over thirty literary awards in France, Canada, and the US, including the 1998 Prix du Conseil québécois de la Femme en littérature, a one-time literary award given by the Quebecois Council for Women’s Affairs on its twentieth anniversary. Her five book series Tyranaël, received three major awards in Quebec: Dreams of the Sea and A Game of Perfection are English translations of the first two books in the acclaimed series. [MORE]
“The lovely, layered worlds Vonarburg presents are like a shifting kaleidoscope wrought of dream and the very human urge to journey towards reality’s core. The book lives in details, slowly, richly ... worth the reading and deeply science-fictional.” — Kathleen Ann Goonan, New York Review of Science Fiction
“Vonarburg writes with a deft and gentle touch.” — Megan Lindholm