Haunted Childhoods - Dundurn

Haunted Childhoods

Published January 2006

Description

Children travel across generations and across time: yesterday to the present. Childhoods determine the fantasms of existence. Wounds slow to heal: abandonment, adoption, feelings of rejection and uselessness, of blame, of uncontrolled initiation to sexuality, extreme loneliness when one retreats from society, obsessive searching for the absolute, desire to rebuild the world again by giving birth, confrontation of death.

All these themes appear in the violent yet tender stories in this collection, rather like tunnelling through to a rebirth.

Contributors

Pauline Michel

Pauline Michel expresses herself in several genres: poetry, fiction, plays, and song, including songs and stories for children. Her diverse cultural activities have taken her to other Canadian provinces, France, and several African countries. Pauline was Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate from 2004-2006.

Book Details

Paperback
January 2006
6x9 in
88 pp
9781894852210
ePub
January 2006
-
85 pp
9781554885473
PDF
January 2006
-
88 pp
9781459703179