The Allegra Series

The Allegra Series Weaving finely spun filaments of the lyric and mythic Barbara Lambert creates a vivid tapestry of a year in the life of Vancouver s Allegra Schliemann a middle aged woman in the throes of a knotty l

  • Title: The Allegra Series
  • Author: Barbara Lambert
  • ISBN: 9780888783998
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Paperback
  • Weaving finely spun filaments of the lyric and mythic, Barbara Lambert creates a vivid tapestry of a year in the life of Vancouver s Allegra Schliemann, a middle aged woman in the throes of a knotty love affair with a married man, a newly crafted career as an artisan and a battle against a debilitating disease Unable to see her way clear of the emotional clutter these chaWeaving finely spun filaments of the lyric and mythic, Barbara Lambert creates a vivid tapestry of a year in the life of Vancouver s Allegra Schliemann, a middle aged woman in the throes of a knotty love affair with a married man, a newly crafted career as an artisan and a battle against a debilitating disease Unable to see her way clear of the emotional clutter these changes wreak, Allegra hires would be artist Brad Lindhall to fashion her a mirrored wall, praying it will bring light and clarity into the encroaching dusk of her own life Meanwhile, in Toronto, Brad s estranged wife Mona researches a work known as A Brief History of Cloth and Clay for an upcoming installation, her voice reaching into the past and across the country In this brilliant recasting of a traditional love triangle, three artists find their way into the heart of genius, and of darkness, emerging strangely and irrevocably intertwined Like her many mythological predecessors Philomela, Ariadne and Athena Allegra encircles lovers, entraps enemies and unfurls in the face of adversity.

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