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

Virus trauma

October 07th, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anne Stone has published Girl Minus X (Wolsak & Wynn $22) about 15-year-old Dany whose world is ravaged by a virus that erodes memories. Except for her sister Mac, most of Dany’s family has been quarantined to a prison-hospice run by the Ministry of Disease Control. When Dany appears to have gotten a more virulent strain of the disease, she flees her home city with her best friend and Mac. But Dany’s memory and identity continue to erode. She begins to question reality itself and struggles to navigate her trauma and the world.
978-1-989496-11-4

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