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'The Winter Vault' by Anne Michaels
'The Winter Vault' by Anne Michaels

The Winter Vault A Novel Anne Michaels Alfred A. Knopf: 342 pp., $25 We regularly hear that progress entails loss. We come across it ourselves every time smog blurs the skyline or the computers we don't really command crash -- something typewriters never did unless tossed out a window. Canadian writer Anne Michaels has spent the last decade or so honing this generality into a particular of penetrating point and poetic reflection. Piercing the mental callus we grow around any dinned-in truth, her new novel, "The Winter Vault," abducts the imagination and breaks the heart. The kind of loss Michaels treats occurs when a treasure of the world, evolved organically over...

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