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By Rawi Hage
A stirring new masterpiece from the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award–winning writer of Cockroach and De Niro’s Game.
In Carnival, the world over acclaimed writer Rawi Hage takes us into the realm of Fly, a taxi driving force in a crime-ridden apocalyptic city.
Raised within the circus, the son of a golden-haired trapeze artist and a flying-carpet guy, Fly sees every thing, taking in the entire city’s carnivalesque good looks and ugliness as he roves via its dizzying streets in his taxi. Fly is a reader, too, and while he’s no longer in his taxi he's at domestic within the both dizzying labyrinth of books that fills his tiny house. His ally is Otto, a political activist who’s out and in of jails and asylums, mourning his lifeless spouse and misplaced foster son. On one differently tawdry evening Fly meets Mary, a book-loving passenger with a domineering husband. So starts off a romance that's, for Fly, a quick glimmer of sunshine amid the shadows and grit of the Carnival city.
Along with Otto and Mary, Fly introduces us to madmen and revolutionaries, magicians and prostitutes as he choices them up and drops them off, touring via a nightmarish city that is—we can’t aid yet notice—a parable for our personal debauched, unjust world.
Wildly innovative and darkly ironic, Carnival is an impressive achievement.
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See p 99 for more information on experiencing the Icefields. 125km (78 miles) north of Lake Louise on Hwy. 93. See p 99. 0 Snow Dome. Also in Jasper National Park, this peak is a hydrological apex. One of only two in the world, water flows in three directions: north to the Arctic Ocean, east to the Atlantic Ocean, and west to the Pacific Ocean. The Dome Glacier can be seen on Snow Dome’s north side as you approach the Columbia Icefields from the north on Hwy. 93. 47 anff is no zoo! Here, animals roam free, and the natural rhythms of the wilderness are maintained.
Take the first right on Whistlers Road, continuing uphill until you reach: The Best Full-Day Tours 28 tongue of ice off the cliffside into a milky blue lake. The Path of the Glacier Trail takes you over boulders, shrubbery, pebbles, and sand through a landscape that, less than a century ago, was covered by a glacier. @ 45 min. Follow Hwy. 93A to the Cavell Rd. Continue another 12km (71⁄2 miles) to the parking lot. Take the Cavell Road back to Hwy. 93A. 2km (31⁄4 miles) to the junction with Hwy.