Tent of Blue

Tent of Blue Anton is turning this summer of but his mother s plans are getting in the way of his dreams For a start she s sold the Packard to set up a ballet school the Packard he was planning on learn

  • Title: Tent of Blue
  • Author: Rachael Preston
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Anton is turning 16 this summer of 1952, but his mother s plans are getting in the way of his dreams For a start, she s sold the Packard to set up a ballet school, the Packard he was planning on learning to drive And now she s bought a piano and expects him to accompany her classes But after Anton falls for the girl upstairs and then rescues his neighbour, a WWI flyingAnton is turning 16 this summer of 1952, but his mother s plans are getting in the way of his dreams For a start, she s sold the Packard to set up a ballet school, the Packard he was planning on learning to drive And now she s bought a piano and expects him to accompany her classes But after Anton falls for the girl upstairs and then rescues his neighbour, a WWI flying ace, from a tumble, life seems suddenly rich with possibilities That Jasmine is years older and worlds away in sophistication, and his war hero is a grumpy old man in a wheelchair being held a virtual prisoner by his daughter, are details Anton at first refuses to dwell on But when the old man gives him a bicycle, Anton returns the favour by planning a fantastical escape to Salt Spring Island.Anton s tale is interwoven with his mother s, whose story begins in 1935 when she is fourteen and filled with dreams of dancing like Isadora Duncan Grotesquely mistreated by her alcoholic mother, Yvonne finds fleeting freedom with a Russian born dancer but then falls prey to manipulative impresario Harold Crouch When mother and son escape to Canada, Harold tracks them down But then his cruelty goes too far and Yvonne finally pushes back In one reckless moment she takes the liberating step that makes the present possible Tent of Blue is a story of captivity and escape, of discovering the strength to fight back against the world and seize freedom.

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    About “Rachael Preston

    • Rachael Preston

      Rachael Preston is the author of three novels Tent of Blue, 2002, The Wind Seller, 2006, and The Fishers of Paradise, 2012 In 2013, The Fishers of Paradise won Arts Hamilton s inaugural Kerry Schooley Award for the book that celebrates and is most evocative of the city of Hamilton Subsequently, Wolsak Wynn released a reprint edition in April 2016 Project Bookmark Canada has honoured The Fishers of Paradise by making it Bookmark 16 The plaque will be unveiled on the Desjardins Trail along Hamilton s waterfront June 9, 2016.A native of Yorkshire, England, Rachael has a Master s degree in English Literature from Queen s University, Kingston, and also studied at Emily Carr College in Vancouver After graduation she worked freelance as an editor and copywriter and spent two years as an ESL professor at Asia University in Tokyo She has taught English in Vancouver, London and the Czech Republic More recently, she spent eleven years teaching in college and university creative writing programmes In 2001 Rachael won the Arts Hamilton Literary Award and was nominated for the Journey Prize In 2006 she won The City of Hamilton Arts Award, Literary, for The Wind Seller and contribution to the arts in that city.Currently Rachael lives in Nanaimo, BC.

    897 thoughts on “Tent of Blue

    • One of the best books I've read in a while. Plus it was free via ! Story takes place during two different times, the beginning of WWII in London and then later in the 1950's in Vancouver. It is the story of the difficulties of a young girl Yvonne who is the daughter of a vaudeville showgirl drunk for a mother, who meets her Prince Charming but with the life she had led and with the war coming up, life will never be easy for her. The second part of the story is mainly about her 16 year old son An [...]


    • I really enjoyed this book although it made me stop and think about how people change given the circumstances in their lives. The story takes place during two different eras, the beginning of WWII in London and then later in Canada in the 1950's. It is the story of Yvonne who is the daughter of a former star and now drunk, and the second part of the story is mainly about her 16 year old son Anton who fights for independence.


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