By Elizabeth Hay
In a small prairie college in 1929, Connie Flood is helping a backward pupil, Michael Graves, the best way to learn. looking at them and darkening their lives is the primary, Parley Burns, whose unusual behaviour culminates in an assault so worrying its repercussions proceed to the current day.
Connie’s niece, Anne, tells the tale. Impelled through interest approximately her dynamic, adventurous aunt and her extra traditional mom, she revisits Connie’s prior and her mother’s damaged youth. within the procedure, she unravels the enigma of Parley Burns and the mysterious (and unrelated) deaths of 2 younger ladies. because the novel strikes deeper into their lives, the triangle of valuable, instructor, pupil opens out into different emotional triangles – aunt, niece, lover; mom, daughter, granddaughter – until eventually a unexpected, capsizing love thrusts Anne herself right into a newly autonomous existence.
This spellbinding story – set in Saskatchewan and the Ottawa Valley – crosses generations and cuts to the bone. It probes the roots of obsessive love and hate, how the hurts and wishes of early life persist and are handed on as though within the blood. It lays naked the urgency of gaining knowledge of what we have been by no means informed concerning the earlier. And it celebrates the method of turning into who we're in a global filled with startling connections that lie simply out of sight.
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