More in Anger (Thomas Allen Publishers)
More in Anger is the poignant story of three generations of women and the emotional legacy that follows each of them throughout the years.
In 1915, Opal King marries a man whose past steeped him in anger. Opal’s thwarted dreams, and her husband’s temper, reverberate and influence the life of their elder daughter Pearl. As a child, Pearl mistreats her younger sister, and as an adult woman she mistreats her husband and daughters too, even as she struggles to redeem herself. The youngest of these daughters, Vivien, strives to break free of the familiar pattern before she too passes the damage on to the next generation.
The Mayfield family is a hothouse of human relationships; the forces at work are fierce and fragile, formative and destructive. A remarkable novel that explores the emotional and delicate relationships between mothers and daughters, J. Jill Robinson leads the readers up to and through the life of Vivien as she attempts to escape the family’s emotional inheritance.
Saltwater Trees (1991); Lovely In Her Bones (1993); EggplantWife (novella and short stories, 1995); and Residual Desire (2003). Her critically acclaimed fiction and creative nonfiction has appeared in a wide variety of magazines and literary journals and has won numerous awards. Born and raised on the west coast of BC, she has lived extensively in Calgary and in Saskatoon. She now divides her time between Banff, AB, and Galiano Island, BC.is the author of four collections of short stories:
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