Dual Citizens

Dual Citizens

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All her life, Lark Brossard has felt invisible, overshadowed by the people around her: first by her temperamental mother, Marianne; then by her sister, Robin, a brilliantly talented pianist as wild as the animals she loves; and finally by Lawrence Wheelock, a renowned filmmaker who is both Lark's employer and her occasional lover. When Wheelock denies her what she longs for most--a child--Lark is forced to re-examine a life marked by unrealized ambitions and thwarted desires. As she takes charge of her destiny, Lark comes to rely on Robin in ways she never could have imagined. In this meditation on motherhood, sisterhood, desire, and self-knowledge, Alix Ohlin traces the rich and complex path towards fulfillment as an artist and a human being.
Publisher: Toronto : Anansi, 2019
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781487004866
1487004869
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 271 pages ; 23 cm

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FOR SISTERS WHO RELY ON EACH OTHER

This novel is a meditation on motherhood, sisterhood, desire, and self-knowledge; written by Canadian novelist and short-story writer. Alix Ohlin. It has been longlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

This novel is a meditation on motherhood, sisterhood, desire, and self-knowledge; written by Canadian novelist and short-story writer. Alix Ohlin. It has been longlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize.


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bette108
Dec 10, 2019

Sisters - raised by a non-interested, inattentive mother. Sisters who are so different in spirit and in kind, in interests and endeavours, yet they are there for one another in the strangest ways. I liked the amount of fascinating information the author included about classical music and film making. I imagine that may have taken a reasonable amount of research and yet it's included so simply in this story that it never interferes with the flow. I want to say I enjoyed this book but I'm not precisely sure why. The best I can say is to offer the author's words : 'If you juxtapose two images...no matter how different, the viewer will make meaning from the montage.'

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ronandlynda
Nov 19, 2019

Named one of Chatelaine magazine's Buzziest Books of 2019

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Anitawebster
Nov 17, 2019

Giller short list 2019

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