Leaving Now

Leaving Now

[a Novel]

Book - 2012
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Set in the volatile 1970s and '80s, when social norms and expectations were changing rapidly, 'Leaving Now' is the emotionally candid story of a mother's anguish as she leaves her husband to love a woman. In this second book, Pare masterfully blends aspects of her personal journey with her own version of a well-loved fairy tale. Gudrun, the five-hundred-year-old mother of Hansel and Gretel, appears hazily in the narrator's kitchen'presumed dead, all but written out of her own tale, butvery much alive. Gudrun spins a yarn of love, loss and leaving, offering comfort and wisdom to the conflicted young mother. Raising children is not for the faint of heart; all parents know the anguish of parting from a child, even if for the briefest moment. 'Leaving Now' is for mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. It is for anyone who has ever lived in a family.
Publisher: Halfmoon Bay, B.C. : Caitlin Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781894759748
1894759745
Branch Call Number: F PAR NVD
Characteristics: 162 p. ; 21 cm

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beebopp9 Jul 01, 2012

"In the fairytale the mother is almost always absent, missing from the action."

Just gorgeous writing. I put off reading Leaving Now until I could really sit with it and absorb it. Certainly worth savouring and I will be re-reading in the future. A poetic and important story about... Read More »


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beebopp9 Jul 01, 2012

"In the fairytale the mother is almost always absent, missing from the action."

Just gorgeous writing. I put off reading Leaving Now until I could really sit with it and absorb it. Certainly worth savouring and I will be re-reading in the future. A poetic and important story about mothers and storytelling.

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