- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: PS Publishing; First edition (December 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1905834748
- ISBN-13: 978-1905834747
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,635,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Blue Canoe [signed jhc] Hardcover – December 1, 2009
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Blue Canoe, subtitled "a memoir of the newly non-corporeal", can't easily be described. The introduction by Tom Piccirilli does a good job of summing up Wright's style, the effect his writing might have on you, and even what the novel might be about. But here's what I think it's about:
The narrator has passed away (thus the subtitle) and this novel is his journey towards realizing that. He struggles with letting go of the physical life he once had and the fading, unreliable memories that come from it. He exists in a world of his own making, though he doesn't quite realize it yet, and in doing so examines not only his life as it might have been, but the residual effects his experiences and emotions have.
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe you'll have a different take on the story that leans more towards Wright's intentions, and that's part of its beauty. In any case, do yourself a favor and read Blue Canoe. If possible, do it in one sitting so you can really let the narrator sweep you into that dark world where he exists (or doesn't).