R.I.P. Alice Munro (1931 – 2024)

“Compared to Anton Chekhov for her peerless short stories for which she won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013, Alice Munro (left) has died.FULL STORY

 

Tara Sidhoo Fraser

June 29th, 2023

In November 2014, Tara Sidhoo Fraser’s life was irrevocably altered. After suffering a stroke due to a rare brain mutation known as arteriovenous malformation (AVM), Sidhoo Fraser lost all memory of her past, and with it, lost a part of herself. Sidhoo Fraser’s debut book, When My Ghost Sings (Arsenal Pulp $22.95), is a powerful memoir that explores life after amnesia in an almost dream-like sequence. Sidhoo Fraser alternates between life with her partner Jude, and remnants of past memories shown to her by a distant version of herself: her Ghost. These memories play like silent films or hazy photographs, intruding upon her everyday thoughts and new identity. While Sidhoo Fraser strives to reconcile with her past, she understands that “To Ghost, the story of that November morning is important because it tells me how she died.” 9781551529271

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