The Consolation of Maps

The Consolation of Maps

by Thomas Bourke

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 12/06/2018

RRP  $29.99 $27.95

A delicate, devastating novel that charts our understanding of love, loss and the unknown

Kenji Tanabe finds maps easier to read than people. At the elite Tokyo gallery where he works, he sells antique maps by selling the stories that he sees within their traces: their contribution to progress, their dramatic illustrations, their exquisite compasses. But no compass or cartography can guide him through the events that will follow the sudden and unexpected offer of a job in America.

There, Theodora Appel runs a company that is more like a family. Brilliantly successful, beguilingly secretive, she gradually initiates Kenji into her rarefied world. Only someone like him - quiet, intensely committed and discreet - could be allowed to see beneath the surface to what his employer is hiding. Theodora has never recovered from the death of her lover, and her obsession to reclaim the past threatens them all.

Moving across countries and cultures, The Consolation of Maps charts an attempt to understand the tide of history, the geography of people and the boundless territory of loss.

ISBN:
9781786487582
9781786487582
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
12-06-2018
Publisher:
Quercus Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
224
Dimensions (mm):
218x173x16mm
Weight:
0.24kg
Thomas Bourke

Thomas Bourke was born in Ireland and lives in Italy. A graduate of University College Dublin, he is author of a book on relations between Europe and Japan. The Consolation of Maps is his first novel.

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