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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Set in the Winnipeg skinhead scene of the early 1990s, Cherry is an unsettling account of a woman’s negotiation of violence, memory, and identity.

Mayor deftly employs the technique of pastiche to craft her story: newspaper articles, notes, photographs, letters, and even appointment slips are used to signify the multi-layered nature of her narrative.

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Paperback, First Edition, 128 pages
Published March 24th 2004 by Conundrum Press
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Pooker
Yikes. This story set in the mean streets of Winnipeg, apparently in the "skinhead scene" of the 1990's (I've never really paid enough attention to conclude we had a skinhead scene per se, but now that Mayor has brought it to my attention, I can certainly say, it's not a scene, I'd want to be a part of). The story is told by a young woman (teenaged likely) who is part of that scene, trapped in a world of drugs, violence, poverty and violence. I noticed that she does not give us her name (and I'm ...more
Bill Brydon
empty pseudo punk
Rosie
Apr 11, 2009 Rosie added it
A poem that became a novel...a very beautiful and searing rendition of the skinhead scene in Winnipeg. I loved it.
Michael
awesome book that takes place in good old winnipeg and at my old high school
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