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The Consolation of Maps

Thomas Bourke

5 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Geographical maps (specialist)

An exquisite novel set in Japan, America and Florence, about learning to read people and understanding the past, reminiscent of the early novels of Kazuo Ishiguro

Arresting and beautiful, THE CONSOLATION OF MAPS tells a story of ill-fated passion. Theodora Appel runs a company that is more like a family. When young Kenji Tanabe moves from Tokyo to Washington, he's initiated into her rarefied world of antiquarian cartography. But Theodora - brilliantly successful, beguilingly secretive - has another obsession. It is in Florence, where past clashes with present and even love has a price, that her impossible dream will threaten them all.

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Praise for The Consolation of Maps

  • Austere and elusive . . . lithe, controlled narrative . . . Bourke has created a novel that, like the complex objects - at once historical yet aesthetic - from which it takes its name, repays effort and attention - Irish Times

  • Austere and elusive . . . lithe, controlled narrative . . . Bourke has created a novel that, like the complex objects - at once historical yet aesthetic - from which it takes its name, repays effort and attention - Irish Times

  • A delicately compelling debut . . . Bourke captures how the contours of love and loss can run deep, to devastating effect - Wiltshire Living

  • This is a book that enables the reader to enter a different world . . . but through its pages also helps us to understand where great loss can take us - Gazette & Herald

  • Dizzying . . . the ending is shattering in this world of grace and beauty - Geolounge

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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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