Girl Runner

  • Carrie Snyder

  • ISBN: 9781444832532

£22.99

A former Olympic athlete, Aganetha Smart was famous in the 1920s; but now at age 104, she lives in a nursing home, alone and forgotten by history. When her quiet... more

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A former Olympic athlete, Aganetha Smart was famous in the 1920s; but now at age 104, she lives in a nursing home, alone and forgotten by history. When her quiet life is disturbed by the unexpected arrival of two young strangers, she begins to reflect on her childhood in rural Ontario and her struggles to make an independent life for herself in the city. Without revealing who they are or what they may want from her, the visitors take her on an outing to the family farm where she was raised. Here, the devastation of WWI and the Spanish flu epidemic, the optimism of the 1920s and the sacrifices of the 1930s come vividly back to mind as Aganetha wrestles with the confusion and displacement of the present.
Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder

Genre
General Fiction

ISBN(s)
Large Print Hardback: 9781444832532
(01 May 2017)

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