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Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain

Prisoner in a Red Rose Chain Winner of the Commonwealth Writer s Prize for Best First Book Shortlisted for the QSPELL Prize for Best First Book It is by no means clear just how much control Jeremy Davenant has over his

  • Title: Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain
  • Author: Jeffrey Moore
  • ISBN: 9781895449921
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner of the 2000 Commonwealth Writer s Prize for Best First Book Shortlisted for the 1999 QSPELL Prize for Best First Book It is by no means clear just how much control Jeremy Davenant has over his own destiny For he s convinced that the blueprint of his future already exists on a page picked from a random book Romantic, fatalistic, quixotic, he blithely teaches wit Winner of the 2000 Commonwealth Writer s Prize for Best First Book Shortlisted for the 1999 QSPELL Prize for Best First Book It is by no means clear just how much control Jeremy Davenant has over his own destiny For he s convinced that the blueprint of his future already exists on a page picked from a random book Romantic, fatalistic, quixotic, he blithely teaches with forged credentials at a Montreal university while waiting for his life to unfold Yet one glance from a dark lady in the street below, and his life veers into chaotic mischance and obsession.The trouble is, Jeremy s world is full of signs The Page ripped out of an encyclopedia and given to him in childhood by his uncle Gerard is supposed to chart out his life, and somehow the Zulu tyrant Shaka, the Indian love epic Shakuntala, and the city of Shakhtyorsk in the Ukraine all start to feature in Jeremy s life along with William Shakespeare and, of course, his Dark Lady.But Milena s life requires as much decoding as the Page, and Jeremy stumbles after her into farce, terror, and, for a brief spell, bliss.

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    About "Jeffrey Moore"

    1. Jeffrey Moore

      Born in Montreal, Jeffrey Moore was educated at the University of Toronto, the Sorbonne Paris and the University of Ottawa He is currently a freelance translator and Lecturer in Translation at the Universit de Montr al He works for museums, theatres, dance companies and film festivals around the world, and has an extensive list of published translations to his credit, including Magritte, Century of Splendour and Lost Paradise Symbolist Europe.Prisoner in a Red Rose Chain, his first novel written over several years in Canada, Scotland, England, Hungary and Bali, was a finalist for the QSPELL Literary Awards and winner of both the regional and international Commonwealth Writers Prize 2000 The Memory Artists 2004 won the Canadian Authors Association Award Best Novel , and was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers Trust Award, Sunburst Award, Hugh MacLennan Prize and Wordsworthy Award Both novels have been published in some 20 countries and optioned for film His third novel, The Extinction Club, was published by Penguin Canada and Quercus UK in 2010 and by Arcade U.S in 2013 It was shortlisted for the Hugh MacLennan Prize Best Novel and Arthur Ellis Award Best Mystery and longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award He currently divides his time between Montreal and Val Morin, Quebec.

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    1. For my award winning reading workshop book I chose Red-Rose Chain by Jeffrey Moore. It won the Commonwealth Writers Award for the best first novel. It was his first book and was published in Canada to widespread critical acclaim before it was chosen for the award. The books main character is Jeremy Davenant who is a man that thinks that his life has been planned out for him since the day he was born. He is a professor at Montreal University but he never got his teaching credentials so he is ille [...]


    2. You know how you have a couple books that you just come back to over, and over, and over again? Ones you fall in love with? This is one of those books, for me. I read it ages ago, I think it was shortly after it first came out, and I've re-read in many times since then. The characters are great (especially Uncle Gerard), the book is hilarious, and the writing is sublime: vivid, alive, engaging, precise. I left Montreal a long time ago, but this book takes me back to that time and place, which is [...]


    3. One word, BORING. This book has very little story, I was more than half way through and I was "waiting" for the story to actually start. The main character is not likeable or relatable, other reviews praised the characters for being dark but I found the main character so uninteresting that I think dark is too complimentary, he was obsessive and pathetic. I found getting to the end of this book extremely long and tiring which just shows how little I enjoyed it. I am baffled at how this book has s [...]


    4. I wish we could do a 0.5 rating because I would very much so like to give this book a 3.5! This book is brilliantly written or at least i think so and i absolutely love how the author tries to confuse us with all the mystery that really is not mystery but just a technique to keep the reader in suspense which i believe was a fail, it was obvious. I also love the main character's cynical, pessimistic, self-deprecating personality which is absolutely contradicting to his view of the world and how h [...]


    5. Buffo, vitale, superstizioso, imbranato. E' Jeremy, il protagonista! La sua forza è la sua normalità, la capacità di convivere con le proprie debolezze.L'autore narra le vicende di Jeremy e di come la sua vita cambi radicalmente dopo l'incontro con Milena, la sua donna del destino o almeno così crede lui! Si perchè più che donna del destino, Milena sembrerebbe incarnare alla perfezione la donna di piccheNonostante tutto Jeremy è convinto che la loro unione sia predestinata, profondamente [...]


    6. 3.5 STARSInteresting, but not one that I'll ever be compelled to re-read. I didn't particularly care for the ending, but maybe that was the desired effect - for me to feel as frustrated as Jeremy.




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