Street Angel (BOK)

Magie Dominic

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Magie Dominics first memoir, "The Queen of Peace Room", was shortlisted for the Canadian Womens Studies Award, ForeWord Magazines Book of the Year Award, and the Judy Grahn Award. Told over an eight-day period, the book captured a lifetime of turbulent memories, documenting with skill Dominics experiences of violence, incest, and rape. But her story wasnt finished. Street Angel opens to the voice of an eleven-year-old Dominic. Shes growing up in Newfoundland. Her mother suffers from terrifying night-time hallucinations. Her fathers business is about to collapse. She layers the world she hears on radio and television onto her family, speaking in paratactic prose with a point-blank delivery. She finds relief only in the glamour of Hollywood films and the majesty of Newfoundlands wilderness. Revealing her life through flashbacks, humour, and her signature self-confidence, Dominic takes readers from 1950s Newfoundland to 1960s Pittsburgh, 1970s New York, and the end of the millennium in Toronto. Capturing the long days of childhood, this book questions how important those days are in shaping who we become as we age and time seems to speed up. With quick brush-stroke chapters Dominic chronicles sixty years of a complex, secretive family in this story about violence, adolescence, families, and forgiveness.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Magie Dominic
ISBN 9781771120265
Antall sider 150 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 249 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Memoirs, Gender studies: women