New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
1st U.S. ed.
341 p. ; 22 cm.
In 1964, a newly married Canadian couple settled into a houseboat on the Nile just below Abu Simbel. Avery is one of the engineers responsible for the dismantling and reconstruction of the temple, a 'machine-worshipper' who is nonetheless sensitive to their destructive power. Jean is a botanist by vocation, passionately interested in everything that grows. They met on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, witnessing the construction of the Seaway as it swallowed towns, homes and lives.
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