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9 edition of Unless found in the catalog.

Unless

by Carol Shields

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Published by Fourth Estate in London, England .
Written in English


About the Edition

Reta Winters, aged 44, has started a new sort of life. She has discoverd the meaning of loss for the first time.

For all of her days, Reta has enjoyed the useful monotony of happiness: a loving family, good friends, growing success as a writer of light fiction, novels "for summertime". Then her eldest daughter suddenly withdraws fromt the world, abandoning university, family and loving boyfriend to sit on a street corner, uncommunicative but for a sign around her neck bearing one word, "GOODNESS", the anguish of her loss leads Reta into a desperate search for the possible causes of her daughter"s retreat. Casting her net ever wider, her enquiry turns into an unflinching, often very funny meditation on our society and where we find meaning and hope.

Warmth, passion and wisdom come together in Shields"s remarkably supple prose. At once the discomforting, ultimately consoling story of one family"s anguish and a searing portrait of life at the dawn of the twenty-first century, Unless is a dazzling and daring novel from the undisputed master of extraordinary fictions about so-called "ordinary" lives.

--front flap

Edition Notes

StatementCarol Shields.
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Pagination213 p.
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21421942M
ISBN 100007137702
ISBN 109780007137701
OCLC/WorldCa48884303

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Unless by Carol Shields Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Unless" is the last book Shields wrote before she succumbed to cancer. Written in true literary style, the book chronicles the life of a novelist/translator as she copes with the withdrawal of her daughter from college to a mute sitting on a street corner with a sign which simply reads "Goodness"/5.

Jul 19,  · The final book from Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Shields, Unless is a candid and deeply moving novel from one of the twentieth century's most accomplished and beloved authors/5().

Unless, first published by Fourth Estate, an imprint of Harper Collins inis the final novel by Canadian writer Carol Shields. Semi-autobiographical, it was the capstone to Shields's writing career: she died shortly after its publication in Author: Carol Shields. Jul Unless book,  · The final book from Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Shields, Unless, is a harrowing but ultimately consoling story of one family's anguish and healing, proving Shields's mastery of extraordinary fictions about ordinary life/5().

"Unless Unless book her angriest book to date — a study in awakening and the belated loss of innocence." — The Guardian (UK) "Some books come along at just the right time — Erica Jong's 'Fear of Flying', Doris Lessing's 'The Golden Notebook' or Syvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar' come to mind — capturing the exact thoughts and feelings of women at a certain moment in history/5.

Mar 17,  · The final book from Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Shields, Unless, is a harrowing but ultimately consoling story of one family's anguish and healing, proving Shields's mastery of extraordinary fictions about ordinary life. Unless you're lucky, unless you're healthy, fertile, unless you're loved and fed, unless you're clear about your sexual direction, unless you're offered what others are offered.

You go down into darkness, down into despair. Unless provides us with a trap door, a. UNLESS has all three, but the rise and fall of plot is less important than the steady hum of everyday activity.

The big event of the book, Norah's "resignation from life," has already happened; the whole point is what it means to go on when everything has been changed by an enormous loss.

Unless is written in the first person, and thus the reader becomes intensely involved in the thoughts and feelings of the author's alter ego, Reta Winter. Like Carol Shields, Reta is a successful writer.

She is forty-three years old and lives near Orangetown, Ontario. Unless is a semi-autobiographical, critically-acclaimed novel written by American-born Canadian and Pulitzer-prize winning author Carol Shields. It is, in fact, the last book she ever wrote.

Unless is about a writer, Reta Winters, a middle-aged novelist, mother, and translator who lives in a pastoral town just outside Toronto. Reta lives a happy and successful life until her eldest daughter, Norah, suddenly and inexplicably abandons family, boyfriend, and university to sit, cross legged and silent, begging on the northeast corner of Bloor and Bathhurst wearing a sign that reads only.

Apr 27,  · Unless could be classified as a novel about a woman writing a novel about a woman who writes. But this would suggest something claustrophobic, which it isn'virtuosobs.com: Blake Morrison.

Book Magazine "If I have any reputation at all it is for being an editor and scholar, and not for producing, to everyone's amazement, a fresh, bright, springtime piece of fiction," or so it was described in Publishers Weekly.

That cheeky self-description sums up the protagonist of Shields's latest, the precocious, compassionate and feisty Reta. Despite its provisional title, its hesitant, breath-in-the-throat half-title, Carol Shields' Unless knows its own mind and isn't afraid to speak virtuosobs.com this, her 10th novel, Shields constructs a tangle of questions.

What is goodness. What is it worth. Is there a female goodness, distinct from the male desire for greatness. Shields gives us another writer-narrator to suggest answers – in her. quotes. Together they give the sense that for Unless and for Carol there is no ending.

“Reading the book [Unless] is like having an intimate conversation with an old virtuosobs.com and sad, comic and poignant all at the same time, Unless is the continuation of a conversation that has. 8 quotes from The Lorax: ‘Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,Nothing is going to get better.

It's not.’ Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. The Lorax by Dr. Seussratings, average rating, 3, reviews Open Preview. Unless means the same as if not. Like if, unless is followed by a present tense, a past tense, or a past perfect tense (never by a conditional).

Unless is used instead of if not in conditional sentences of all types. The order of the clauses doesn't matter with sentences using unless.

Feb 01,  · The final book from Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Shields, Unless is a candid and deeply moving novel from one of the twentieth century's most accomplished and /5(5).

Mar 17,  · The final book from Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Shields, Unless, is a harrowing but ultimately consoling story of one family's anguish and healing, proving Shields's mastery of extraordinary fictions about ordinary life.5/5(5).

But Unless is her angriest book to date - a study in awakening and the belated loss of innocence Unless could be classified as a novel about a woman writing a novel about a woman who writes. But this would suggest something claustrophobic, which it isn't%(86).

Unless is indeed a novel in praise of "the pleasures of ordinary existence." We are treated to more than one "atomic particle of time," "backlit with fibre-optic gold." This is Norman Rockwell meets the Dalai Lama. Unless raises "the quotidian," to its rightful place, where the everyday is a constant source of beauty and enlightenment.From Pulitzer-winning Shields (The Stone Diaries,etc.), a tale about existential disarray that’s spiked with feminist outrage and leavened with womanly virtuosobs.com her daughter Norah begins living on the streets of Toronto in the spring ofReta Winters “thought tragedy was someone not liking my book.”Author: Carol Shields.Unless Carol Shields, HarperCollins pp.

ISBN Summary “Unless you’re lucky, unless you’re healthy, fertile, unless you’re loved and fed, unless you’re offered what others are offered, you go down in the darkness, down to despair.”.