Memoria - Dundurn

Memoria

Published April 1999

Description

Memoria tells the seemingly ordinary story of a woman overwhelmed by grief when her lover abandons her. The loss opens an old wound: some 20 years ago Emma’s teenage sister vanished without a trace. Soon Emma will meet another man, but the return to joy is painfully slow. Rarely has the loss of love, as well as the subtle dislocation of a family hit by tragedy, been evoked more poignantly than in this luminous novel. In Memoria’s multi-layered narrative, the reader is irresistibly drawn into the slow reconstruction of Emma’s outer and inner world, a world of dizzying sensuality, deep sadness, bewitchingly beautiful images, and, ultimately, "the small circle of new beginnings."

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Contributors

Louise Dupré

Louise Dupré is the author of numerous books and was twice nominated for the Governor General's Award for Poetry. Her novel La memoria won two major literary prizes. La Voie lactee (The Milky Way), her most recent book, was nominated for the 2001 Prix France-Quebec. Louise Dupre teaches literature and creative writing at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal.

Book Details

Paperback
April 1999
5.5x8.5 in
160 pp
9780889242876
ePub
April 1999
-
160 pp
9781554885725
PDF
April 1999
-
160 pp
9781459702875