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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books
â€œWomen are at last beginning to talk about their bodies, not only among themselves, but also in print. When I began writing Mrs. Blood â€¦ this was not the case. So many women have come up to me and said, ‘Yes, I’ve been through that tooâ€”a messy miscarriage, a still birth, a bad abortionâ€”but I never really talked about itâ€”the pain, the fear, the futility of it all.’” Mrs. Blood is Audrey Thomas’ first novelâ€”woman from the inside.
ISBN 13: 9780889223196 | ISBN 10: 088922319X
6 W x 9 H x 1 D inches | 220 pages
$19.95 CAN / $15.95 US
Backlist | Fiction | Bisac: FIC019000
Trade paper edition
QUOTES OF NOTE
Mrs. Blood wears her nerve ends outside her skin like an updated Katherine Mansfield heroineâ€”and she responds intensely to her external environment and to her subconscious. The effect is to create a vivid impression of a personality in crisis…A spectacular tour de force, this.
â€” _ New York Times Book Review
About the ContributorsAudrey Thomas
Audrey Thomas is the author of Latakia (1979), Mrs. Blood (1992), Real Mothers (1981) and Songs My Mother Taught Me (1993), all published by Talonbooks. She is a two-time winner of the BC Book Prize for Fiction. Thomas was born in upstate New York and now lives and works on Galiano Island, B.C. In 2008, Thomas was made a member of the Order of Canada.
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