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Taken

byDaphne Marlatt

Paperback | November 1, 1996

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In this graceful, haunting, and evocative novel, the Gulf War becomes a touch-stone for Suzanne's meditation on her mother's life in World War II.Taken is a tribute to women whose lives have been taken over, or even taken, by war. In the end, out of the wreckage of grief and power, love and light -- however changed -- endure.
Daphne Marlatt was born in Melbourne, Australia, and grew up in Penang, Malaysia, until her family immigrated to Canada in 1951. She is the author of the novels Ana Historic and Taken. She has published numerous collections of poetry, including Steveston, Touch to My Tongue, Salvage, This Tremor Love Is, and The Given, which won the Do...
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Title:TakenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.56 × 5.5 × 0.58 inPublished:November 1, 1996Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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War takes. It never gives. In this haunting and evocative novel, the Gulf War becomes a touchstone for a woman's meditation on her mother's life in Australia during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and the Dutch East Indies in the Second World War. When the narrator's lover leaves her for the United States, she is left to contemplate how her own mother, Esme, pregnant and stranded in Australia must have felt when her husband left her "to do his duty." Taken is a touching tribute to the women like Esme whose lives were plundered by war.