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The past at our feet : [a novel]

Author: Lynn Diamond; Jo-Anne Elder
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : Guernica, ©2004.
Series: Prose series, v. 69.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st ed
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"Three women offer glimpses into fifty years in the life of a family brought together for twelve days by the death of one of its members. In short fragments and understated language, the novel offers insights into the moral and social climate of the last half of the twentieth century, as the narrators share their stories, telling of their coming of age, family secrets, fears, needs, hopes, tensions about race and
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Genre/Form: Periodicals
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Diamond; Jo-Anne Elder
ISBN: 155071192X 9781550711929
OCLC Number: 60660482
Description: 131 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Prose series, v. 69.
Other Titles: Passé sous nos pas.
Responsibility: Lynn Diamond ; tranlated by Jo-Anne Elder.
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"Three women offer glimpses into fifty years in the life of a family brought together for twelve days by the death of one of its members. In short fragments and understated language, the novel offers insights into the moral and social climate of the last half of the twentieth century, as the narrators share their stories, telling of their coming of age, family secrets, fears, needs, hopes, tensions about race and sexuality, dreams and loves. The future, the present which is always tentative, the destiny that is never quite within reach, converge with the past. Each of the women has her own version, and each one weighs the possibilities and inaccuracies before her and behind her.

The behaviours, events and perspectives are set out and left open for the reader to assess and understand in their complexity and their contexts. The scenes are strung together like samples of experience connected by a powerful and engaging sense of the immediate real."--Jacket.

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