Publish date: January 7th 2014
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Pages no: 298
Edition language: English
This is a three part novel that brings to life a cast of characters both historical and fictional and opens with a much too formal and opulent narrative to have piqued my fancy but this doesn't remove the interesting points it may have tried to convey. The first part “Monster and Marvels” is based o...
The appeal of reading a book like Dominique Fortier’s Wonder swells and radiates as pages turn. The story begins (like Dennison Smith’s The Eye of the Day, another of my favourite books in this reading year) with a proverbial bang. But despite the eruption of Mount Pelée in Martinique dramatic...