Kate Wake

December 5, 2019|
Kate Wake by Mariianne Mays Wiebe
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Kate Wake is a tender and deeply engaging novel from a distinctive new voice.

Blue Hills is a haunted place. Katie fights to reclaim her life from the grip of a profound psychological crisis, tracing back a maternal thread through a stumbled-upon and uncertain family history at the nearby, now-abandoned prairie mental asylum. As she seeks to rehabilitate the present by understanding the past, her fate becomes imaginatively intertwined with that of her great-grandmother Kate Wake, an enigmatic independent-minded artist with a remarkable story of her own.

This variation on the Eurydice-Orpheus myth reconsiders, with a fresh, unsentimental vision, the roles of trauma, madness, creativity and memory in relation to art and literary form.

Sharply realized and fortified by a fierce, poetic grace, Kate Wake testifies to the timeless, urgent power of art and music with a delicately experimental, multi-genre story that unfolds its narrative mystery to reveal a shocking core.

Mariianne Mays Wiebe is a published poet and professional editor with a lively interest in history, performance and visual art, about which she has written extensively. She lives in Winnipeg. Kate Wake is her first novel.
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Title:Kate WakeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:284 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:284 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.7 inPublished:December 5, 2019Publisher:DC BOOKSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927599466

ISBN - 13:9781927599464

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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