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' The Republic of Love marries a wide diversity of elements, mythical and modern, ironic and moving, exhilarating and melancholy...a love-surveying story that is enticingly seductive.' Times Literary Supplement ' The Republic of Love is a hymn to the pleasures and pains, the raptures even of an unspectacular life. Fay discovers that happiness is a kind of by-product of existence, and t an end in itself . This piece of kwledge saves her, Shields suggests, from the watery, ambiguous yearning of the mermaid, plaintive, coy , wordlessly calling out to one. A simple message, but Shields delivers it with so much grace and so little pretension, that it is impossible t to be enchanted by her voice. She sings with the charm of a true siren. In her hands, we believe, anything can happen.' Guardian 'A vel that's so engrossing it makes you want to retire to a squashy sofa until you reach the end. Vividly fresh...glittering and spangled with fabulous surprises.' Sunday Times
Carol Shields's novels include Larry's Party (1997) - winner of the 1998 Orange Prize - and The Stone Diaries (1993), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and short-listed for the Booker Prize. She has lived in Canada since 1957, and is the Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg.