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Fields of Light and Stone

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ISBN: 9781772125115
format: Trade paperback
series: Robert Kroetsch
pages: 104
publisher: University of Alberta Press
pub. date: 2020-03-16

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You lie awake,needlessly fingeringthis patchwork guilt.Remorse, a codeyou live by; distress callsfor someone to blame.--from "Threads" Following the deaths of her Mennonite grandparents, Angeline Schellenberg began exploring their influence on her life. Her elegiac love letter to them articulates her grief against the backdrop of their involuntary emigration. She artfully captures the immigrant identity, vital to Canadian culture, in poems that draw on events both personal and global: war and famine, dementia and cancer, hidden sacrifice and secrets. Her poems captivate with themes of ancestry, memory, resilience, and forgiveness. Fields of Light and Stone is a reflection on how family history shapes and moves us.

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