The Snail's Castle
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Jake Milson wants one thing and one thing only-to win the coveted and prestigious Hollingshead Scholarship to do postgraduate work at Oxford. He intends to travel to England with his girlfriend, Rebecca. But a problem arises. Professor Gregory Percival keeps getting in his way. During Jake's struggle with Percival, the lives of Jake, Rebecca, Percival and Percival's wife, Margaret, intertwine. The novel, with its unexpected twists, draws you into the inner lives of its many captivating characters. It is a story of ambition, love, lust and revenge set against the backdrop of romantic Montreal in the early 1960's.

"The Snail's Castle by Mark Gordon is contemporary literary fiction at its finest... rich and full of life...the wild journey of a young man at a turning point." -Ginette Mayas, Palmetto Review.

 

"Mark Gordon has a marvellous narrative gift, an immense talent." -Hugh MacLennan, acclaimed author.

 

"Mark Gordon could go anywhere his genius and courage may lead." -The Fiddlehead, literary magazine

 

Mark Gordon grew up in the seaport city, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and moved to Montreal in the nineteen-fifties. The three years he spent in Montreal, studying at McGill University, inspired him to write The Snail's Castle. He has authored two previous novels, The Kanner Aliyah and Head of the Harbour, one set in Israel and the other in Halifax. Gordon's poetry has appeared in numerous journals in Canada and the United States. For the past twenty-five years he has taught English to newcomers to Canada and has mentored novice teachers. He maintains the website, www.markgordonauthor.com, which he invites you to visit.







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Mark Gordon
Mark Gordon grew up in the seaport city, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and moved to Montreal in the nineteen-fifties. The three years he spent in Montreal, studying at McGill University, i More...