Memoria by Louise DupréMemoria by Louise Dupré


byLouise Dupré

Paperback | May 6, 1999

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Memoria tells the seemingly ordinary story of a woman overwhelmed by grief when her lover abandons her. The loss opens an old wound: some 20 years ago Emma's teenage sister vanished without a trace. Soon Emma will meet another man, but the return to joy is painfully slow. Rarely has the loss of love, as well as the subtle dislocation of a family hit by tragedy, been evoked more poignantly than in this luminous novel. In Memoria's multi-layered narrative, the reader is irresistibly drawn into the slow reconstruction of Emma's outer and inner world, a world of dizzying sensuality, deep sadness, bewitchingly beautiful images, and, ultimately, "the small circle of new beginnings."

Louise Dupré is the author of eight collections of poetry. She was twice nominated for the Governor General's Award for Poetry. In addition, she has written a book of literary criticism. Her first novel, La memoria, published in Montreal in 1996 to critical acclaim, won the Prix de la Societe des Ecrivains canadiens (section de Montrea...
Title:MemoriaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.3 inPublished:May 6, 1999Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889242879

ISBN - 13:9780889242876

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From Our Editors

Emma is heartbroken and distraught when her lover leaves her. The pain of a lost love reawakens the hurt of having lost a sister two decades ago. But soon, Emma meets someone new -- although, the joys of love take time to resurface. Louise Dupre draws readers into Emma’s inner and outer world to deliver an emotional story of lost love in Memoria.

Editorial Reviews

"Memoria paints a credible, at times moving, portrait of a woman coming to terms with a troubled familial past, and finally looking into the future."

- Debbie Howlett, The Gazette