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Author Saint-Onge, Kathleen

Title Bilingual being : my life as a hyphen / Kathleen Saint-Onge
Published Montreal : Mcgill-Queens Univ Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 328 pages)
Contents My Mother Tongue/My Mother's Tongue -- Un Boubou -- A New Linguistic Landscape -- Cultural Borderlands -- Saints and Sinners -- The View from Here -- Insiders and Outsiders -- Religion: The Language of the Bedroom -- My Brother: My Flip Side -- English Roots -- Battle Lines -- Becoming Other -- French roots -- The Double Frame -- Inheritance -- On being not quite right -- Shfiting grandmothers -- Ruptures -- Imaginary companions -- On the wings of geese -- The gifts I keep -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Poems
Summary This gutsy, immensely readable memoir traces the influence of the author's mother tongue in the formation of her identity, and the role her second language played in providing a psychological sanctuary. The author recounts the emotional gains and losses of a life lived in two languages and the changing role of the Catholic Church
Notes Print version record
Subject Saint-Onge, Kathleen, 1957-
Saint-Onge, Kathleen, 1957- -- Childhood and youth
Catholic Church
SUBJECT Catholic Church fast
Subject Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Québec (Province) -- Québec -- Biography
Bilingualism -- Québec (Province) -- Québec
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Abuse -- Child Abuse.
SELF-HELP -- Abuse.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sexual Abuse & Harassment.
Childhood and youth of a person
Adult child sexual abuse victims
Social conditions
SUBJECT Québec (Québec) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Subject Québec -- Québec
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773588271