Snow Formations by Carolyn Marie SouaidSnow Formations by Carolyn Marie Souaid

Snow Formations

byCarolyn Marie Souaid

Paperback | October 1, 2002

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Weary of her humdrum existence, a woman packs up and heads for Arctic Quebec, where she hopes to find a new lease on life teaching native children. She quickly discovers, however, that the Inuit have far more to teach her than she, them, as she slowly learns that each day on this earth is a rich sensory experience, not merely to be lived, but savoured. Loosely based on the author’s own three-year experience in settlements along the Hudson-Ungava coast, Snow Formations takes a realistic look at the modern Inuit world through post-industrial eyes, always walking the fine line between idealism and cynicism, hope and despair. Steeped in contradiction, this is Canada’s North with all its trappings: igloos and pool halls, raw meat and radio, dogsleds and diapers. The North may be great and white, but it is not always pretty. Snow Formations began as a thirteen-minute commission for the CBC Radio series "Home and Away," featuring new work by five Canadian poets writing from a cross-cultural perspective.
Carolyn Marie Souaid is a Montreal-based poet whose previous books Swimming into the Light and October were both shortlisted for the A.M. Klein Prize, awarded annually in Quebec for the best poetry collection. In 1999, she was a finalist in the CBC Literary Competition. Carolyn has read extensively at literary events including the Blue...
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Title:Snow FormationsFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 2002Publisher:Signature EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0921833857

ISBN - 13:9780921833857

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poetry that shines I think this author is a major poet; the images she uses, the mataphors she thinks simply shine. She has a great way with words and the story that unfolds throughout the book is bang on. She captures the essence of what it means to live in a remote area and yet the images seem familiar, almost urban like. I recommend this materpiece very highly.
Date published: 2003-01-16