Lucky Child, The

By (author): Marianne Apostolides

How do we construct the story of ourselves and our countries? How do we know our histories, our memories, our identities? These are the questions that compelled Marianne Apostolides to ask her father about his childhood in wartime Greece. Her probing unleashed a torrent of stories he’d kept hidden, even from himself Ñ stories about honour, bravery, vengeance and betrayal. The Lucky Child tells this tale with honesty and ambiguity. It is a novel that resonates with a deeper ‘truth’: the truth of our universal need to question and engage, to create our own meaning through shared story.

AUTHOR

Marianne Apostolides

Marianne Apostolides is the author of four books, including Swim (2009), and The Lucky Child (2010). Her first book, Inner Hunger: A Young Woman’s Struggle Through Anorexia and Bulimia (1998) was published in eight countries throughout Europe and the Americas. Apostolides lives in Toronto with her two children.

Reviews

The Lucky Child is ‘ É exquisitely writtenÉ. a vibrant, multi-layered, image-rich book.Ó (Gale Zo’ Garnett, The Globe and Mail)

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How do we construct the story of ourselves and our countries? How do we know our histories, our memories, our identities? These are the questions that compelled Marianne Apostolides to ask her father about his childhood in wartime Greece. Her probing unleashed a torrent of stories he’d kept hidden, even from himself Ñ stories about honour, bravery, vengeance and betrayal. The Lucky Child tells this tale with honesty and ambiguity. It is a novel that resonates with a deeper ‘truth’: the truth of our universal need to question and engage, to create our own meaning through shared story.

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Dimensions:

208 Pages
9in * 6in * 1in
1lb

Published:

April 07, 2010

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Mansfield Press

ISBN:

9781894469470

Featured In:

Remembrance Day Reads

Language:

eng

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