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The Museum Guard

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The Museum Guard

The Museum Guard sets the quiet world of the Glace Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia, against the impending doom of World War II. Understated, fastidious DeFoe Russet and his passionate, slovenly uncle Edward are guards in the museum. Each in his own way loves Imogen Linny, caretaker of the Jewish cemetery. The atmosphere is highly charged and precipitous--so much so that lives are altered by the arrival of a painting. Through its powerful sense of history and unique triangle of unrequited love, The Museum Guard explores the mysteries of identity and art, and the desire to step out of ordinary life into the alluring and dangerous sphere of action. 

A Boston Globe, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Bestseller.
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998.

The Museum Guard
by Howard Norman

  • Publication Date: September 24, 1999
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN-10: 0312204272
  • ISBN-13: 9780312204273