Autobiography of Childhood

Autobiography of Childhood

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"Six siblings, all haunted by the death of a brother in their youth. Twenty-four hours of the day when another of them will die. Guddy is struggling to get to her sister before she dies. Jerry finds himself caught up in dangerous real estate dealings in Vancouver. Annie looks after the family's matriarch. Bjarne is living in the north, after six years on Skid Row in Vancouver, unable to separate the realities of childhood and the present. And then there's Therese, trying to forgive them all before her body finally betrays her. What if thinking is what we have at the end of the day? Comparable to the fiction of Ann-Marie MacDonald, Anne Michaels and Alice Sebold, the first novel from acclaimed poet and critic Sina Queyras tells the story of childhood by recreating the mind at work grappling with it: noticing, reaching, loving and flailing."--Publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Book,s, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781552452523
Branch Call Number: QUE
Characteristics: 193 pages ; 21 cm

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debwalker Nov 20, 2011

"Autobiography of Childhood is a sharp, post-millennial family novel with a purpose, a kinetic, shared trauma that investigates the parts and the whole, creating an uneasy tableau of life’s arbitrary cruelties.

The novel is a striking comment on tragedy and its place in the human jigsaw puzzle as the Combal family tries to cope with what everyone’s family must some day face, collectively and alone."
Nathaniel G. Moore
Globe and Mail Books

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