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The Consolation of Maps

The Consolation of Maps

‘Austere, elusive . . . the influence of Beckett seems unmistakeable’ Irish Times

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.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 18th April 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781786487605


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
Neil Hegarty, 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