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Kalila

byRosemary Nixon

Paperback | April 15, 2011

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Shortlisted, George Bugnet Award for Fiction

Kalila chronicles the lives of Maggie and Brodie, whose joy collides with devastation when their daughter's birth also heralds the news of her congenital heart condition. In this startlingly inventive novel, Rosemary Nixon braids light and darkness into a narrative chain pulled exquisitely taut.

Through Maggie and Brodie's shifting viewpoints, the isolating impenetrability of hospital life, the mediation of physics, music, and family, Nixon propels the reader into unmapped emotional terrain where a shell-shocked family grapples with the horror, joy, and mystery of impermanence. The result is a spellbinding tale, provocative for the emotions and the intellect.

Rosemary Nixon penned Kalila on two continents over fifteen years. She is the author of two previous short story collections, Mostly Country and The Cock's Egg, winner of the Howard O'Hagan Short Fiction Award. Nixon has taught creative writing at the University of Calgary, Chinook College, and Sage Hill Writing Experience. She was Ca...
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Title:KalilaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.02 × 5.02 × 0.66 inPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:GOOSE LANE EDITIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864926529

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Kalila chronicles the lives of Maggie and Brodie, whose joy collides with devastation when their daughter's birth also heralds the news of her congenital heart condition. In this startlingly inventive novel, Rosemary Nixon braids light and darkness into a narrative chain pulled exquisitely taut. Through Maggie and Brodie's shifting viewpoints, the isolating impenetrability of hospital life, the mediation of physics, music, and family, Nixon propels the reader into unmapped emotional terrain where a shell-shocked family grapples with the horror, joy, and mystery of impermanence. The result is a spellbinding tale, provocative for the emotions and the intellect."Kalila is fearless. Nixon's sentences are taut: her chapters snap with vivid crispness. With never a wasted word, nor superfluous embellishment, the story pulls with tension and tenderness, and jabs the reader in a deep and terribly human vein." — Steven Ross-Smith, author of Fluttertongue 5: Everything Appears to Shine with Mossy Splendour