Balloon

Balloon Tim Wynveen made a stunning fiction debut with his critically acclaimed novel Angel Falls winner of the Commonwealth Writer s Prize Balloon his eagerly anticipated second novel establishes him

  • Title: Balloon
  • Author: Tim Wynveen
  • ISBN: 9781552630969
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tim Wynveen made a stunning fiction debut with his critically acclaimed novel Angel Falls, winner of the 1998 Commonwealth Writer s Prize Balloon, his eagerly anticipated second novel, establishes him as a major talent in North American fiction A powerful novel that captures brilliantly the moral and emotional compass of our times, Balloon tells the story of Charles ParkTim Wynveen made a stunning fiction debut with his critically acclaimed novel Angel Falls, winner of the 1998 Commonwealth Writer s Prize Balloon, his eagerly anticipated second novel, establishes him as a major talent in North American fiction A powerful novel that captures brilliantly the moral and emotional compass of our times, Balloon tells the story of Charles Parker Martingale, a successful man whose life, before his very eyes and despite his best intentions, comes apart A partner in a profitable software firm, involved in a stable relationship, Parker is living a potent version of the baby boomer dream But all that is about to change On the first anniversary of his mother s death, his father announces his intention to marry an old flame with whom, it turns out, he has another son, born a year before Parker Before he realizes it, his world, both at home and at work, begins rapidly and inevitably to fall away In the strange and remarkable tale of Parker and the unforgettable characters who come and go in his world, Tim Wynveen paints with humour and heartbreaking clarity a deeply affecting portrait of the way we live now, and the greater lives to which we all aspire 1999

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    1. Started: 2/19/15 Finished: 2/25/15 Wasn't sure what to expect from this Canadian author. While I love fast-paced action and mystery thrillers, it is nice to slow down once in a while and wax thoughtful, which Wynveen definitely does. This insightful novel digs deep into relationships, what they mean, and how they change and yet remain constant. Also, loved the bits and pieces of political Canadian diatribes thrown in. A must read.

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