The Custodian of Paradise: A Novel
Author : Wayne Johnston
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2008-04-17
ISBN 10 : 9780393292541
Pages : 582 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (292 downloads)
Download The Custodian of Paradise: A Novel PDF Format Full Free by Wayne Johnston and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2008-04-17 with total page 582 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Book-of-the-Month Club "Best Novel of 2007." In the waning days of World War II, Sheilagh Fielding makes her way to a deserted island off the coast of Newfoundland. But she soon comes to suspect another presence: that of a man known only as her Provider, who has shadowed her for twenty years.Against the backdrop of Newfoundland's history and landscape, Fielding is a compelling figure. Taller than most men and striking in spite of her crippled leg, she is both eloquent and subversively funny. Her newspaper columns exposing the foibles and hypocrisies of her native city, St. John's, have made many powerful enemies for her, chief among them the man who fathered her children—twins—when she was fourteen. Only her Provider, however, knows all of Fielding's secrets. Reading group guide included.