Perpetual Motion

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Perpetual Motion by Gibson, Graeme, 9780771093999
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  • ISBN: 9780771093999 | 0771093993
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/21/2010
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Set in southern Ontario in the late nineteenth century, at a time when the machine age was coming into its own,Perpetual Motionchronicles the fortunes of settler Robert Fraser, a man obsessed with power and control. Driven by the idea of inventing a perpetual motion machine which will utilize natural energy, he neglects and destroys not only the nature around him but his own family too, as his overbearing rationality becomes a kind of tragic lunacy. First published in 1982,Perpetual Motionis Graeme Gibson's superb evocation of a time when faith in material progress is still challenged by superstition and a lingering belief in magic. It is an ironic yet compassionate examination of the painful consequences of human folly. From the Hardcover edition.

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