Persephone's Children: A Life In Fragments

October 12, 2021|
Persephone's Children: A Life In Fragments by Rowan Mccandless
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FINALIST FOR 2022 MANITOBA BOOK AWARDS

After years of secrecy and silence, Rowan McCandless leaves an abusive relationship and rediscovers her voice and identity through writing.

She was never to lie to him. She was never to leave him; and she was never supposed to tell.

Persephone''s Children chronicles Rowan McCandless''s odyssey as a Black, biracial woman escaping the stranglehold of a long-term abusive relationship. Through a series of thematically linked and structurally inventive essays, McCandless explores the fraught and fragmented relationship between memory and trauma. Multiple mythologies emerge to bind legacy and loss, motherhood and daughterhood, racism and intergenerational trauma, mental illness and resiliency.

It is only in the aftermath that she can begin to see the patterns in her history, hear the echoes of oppression passed down from unknown, unnamed ancestors, and discover her worth and right to exist in the world.

A RARE MACHINES BOOK
Rowan McCandless is an award-winning author of fiction and creative non-fiction, and serves as the creative non-fiction editor for The Fiddlehead. She has been longlisted for the Journey Prize, won the Constance Rooke Creative Non-Fiction Prize, and received gold for One of a Kind Storytelling at the National Magazine Awards. Rowan liv...
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Title:Persephone's Children: A Life In Fragments
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:328 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:328 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:October 12, 2021
Publisher:Dundurn Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781459747616

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