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Shortlisted, George Bugnet Award for Fiction

Kalila chronicles the lives of Maggie and Brodie, whose joy collides with devastation when their daughter's birth also heralds the news of her congenital heart condition. In this startlingly inventive novel, Rosemary Nixon braids light and darkness into a narrative chain pulled exquisitely taut.

Through Maggie and Brodie's shifting viewpoints, the isolating impenetrability of hospital life, the mediation of physics, music, and family, Nixon propels the reader into unmapped emotional terrain where a shell-shocked family grapples with the horror, joy, and mystery of impermanence. The result is a spellbinding tale, provocative for the emotions and the intellect.

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B. : Goose Lane Editions, c2011.
ISBN: 9780864926524
Branch Call Number: NIXON
Characteristics: 255 p.


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Mar 17, 2015

Heartbreakingly beautiful work.

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