After Alice by Karen HofmannAfter Alice by Karen Hofmann

After Alice

byKaren Hofmann

Paperback | April 1, 2014

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Having escaped the place in her youth, retired professor Sidonie von Täler returns to her ancestral Okanagan valley orchards still very much in the shadow of her deceased older sister Alice.

As she sifts through the detritus of her family history, Sidonie is haunted by memories of trauma and triumph in equal measure, and must reconcile past and present while reconnecting with the people she left behind.

Karen Hofmann's debut novel blends a poetic sensibility with issues of land stewardship, social stratification and colonialism. Her eye for period detail and characterization is reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin or Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel, while her lyrical realization of bygone B.C. pastoralia recalls the work of George Bowering.

KAREN HOFMANN lives in Kamloops, B.C. She has been published in Arc, Prairie Fire, The Malahat Review, and The Fiddlehead. Her book Water Strider was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Prize at the 2009 BC Book Awards, and "The Burgess Shale" was shortlisted at the 2012 CBC Short Fiction Contest. After Alice is her first novel.
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Title:After AliceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:Newest PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927063469

ISBN - 13:9781927063460

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