Broken Wing, Fallen Sky

By Fran Muir

Broken Wing, Fallen Sky
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In Broken Wing, Falling Sky Fran Muir gives us a moving memoir of her mother and a portrait of a complicated mother-daughter relationship in which much was left unspoken. After undergoing a general anaesthetic for a mastectomy, Fran's mother, Jean, develops problems with short-term ... Read more


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In Broken Wing, Falling Sky Fran Muir gives us a moving memoir of her mother and a portrait of a complicated mother-daughter relationship in which much was left unspoken. After undergoing a general anaesthetic for a mastectomy, Fran's mother, Jean, develops problems with short-term memory, and her world changes. Using fragments of family history, journals, and her mother's medical and other records, Muir weaves a lyrical tapestry of her mother's life and death along with her own struggle to make sense of the health care system. This a powerful story of an encounter with medical bureaucracy as well as a portrait of building family connections while letting go.

Fran Muir

Fran Muir was grew up in Manitoba and lived in Toronto and in Northern BC before settling in Vancouver. She received a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her work has been published in numerous Canadian journals.

 

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