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Author McCandless, Rowan, 1958- author.

Title Persephone's children : a life in fragments / Rowan McCandless
Published Toronto : Rare Machines, 2021
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Summary "After years of secrecy and silence, Rowan McCandless leaves an abusive relationship to rediscover her voice and identity through writing. She was never to lie to him. She was never to leave him; and she was never supposed to tell. Persephone's Children chronicles Rowan McCandless's odyssey as a Black, biracial woman escaping the stranglehold of a long-term abusive relationship. It is only in the aftermath when she can begin to see the patterns in her history, hear the echoes of oppression passed down from unknown, unnamed ancestors, and discover her worth and right to exist in the world. Through a series of thematically linked and structurally inventive essays, McCandless explores the fraught and fragmented relationship between memory and trauma. Multiple mythologies emerge to bind legacy and loss, motherhood and daughterhood, racism and intergenerational trauma, mental illness and resiliency."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Issued also in print format
Subject McCandless, Rowan, 1958-
Abused women -- Canada -- Biography
Racially mixed women -- Canada -- Biography
Abused women.
Racially mixed women.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1459747623