Memoir as poetry

Sharon Thesen (l.) collaborated with wig-maker Janet Gallant to write a long poem about Gallant’s life after her mother left her with an abusive father at age three and later finding out she was bi-racial. FULL STORY

Disappearing Devin

September 03rd, 2020

In Allie McFarland’s debut novella, Disappearing in Reverse (Univ. of Calgary $24,99), a young woman named Devin, who supposedly died five years ago, has a recent picture posted online. Another young woman, convinced that she caused Devin’s death, embarks on a road trip to find out if Devin may actually be alive. Part mystery, part road novel and part coming of age story, it blends time and genres in a story that plays with expectations. 978-1773851433

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