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On April 17, 1912 -- ironically, only two days after the sinking of the "Titanic" -- a figure known only as Pilgrim tries to commit suicide by hanging himself from a tree. When he is found five hours later, his heart miraculously begins to beat again. Pilgrim, it seems, can never die. Escorted by his beloved friend, Lady Symbol Quartermaine, Pilgrim is admitted to the famous Burgholzu Psychiatrist Clinic In Zurichm, where he will begin a battle of psyche and soul with Carl Jung, the self-professed mystical scientist of the unconscious Slowly, Jung coaxes Pilgrim to tell his astonishing story -- one that seemingly spans 4,000 years and includes such historical figures as Leonardo da Vinci and Henry James. But is Pilgrim delusional? Are these his memories merely dreams...or is his immortal existence truly a miracle.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperFlamingo Canada, 1999
ISBN: 9780002242585
Branch Call Number: FIC Findl 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 485 p


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May 05, 2014

One of the more interesting Findley novels - has a great premise!

Goober1950 Jun 28, 2011

Great book to own

May 02, 2011

I first read this book ten years ago when I was in junior high and I've only learned to love it more since then. It's quite haunting and has stayed with me after all this time. Easily my favourite Findley book and generally just one of my favourite books, period.

Oct 13, 2010

My favourite Timothy Findley book. Love the story - got completely sucked into this book the first time I read it and couldn't put it down!

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