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My Turquoise Years
A touching and hilarious memoir of an absent mother and a vanished time. Throughout her childhood, Marion Farrant heard exotic stories of the sophisticated life her mother, Nancy, led aboard cruise ships and in Australia. Nancy's world of furs, jewels, cigarette holders, and handsome men seemed miles away from the west-coast hamlet of Cordova Bay, where Marion lived with ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Greystone Books
(first published March 22nd 2004)
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Enjoyed the play so I wanted to read the book. Liked the dialogue interspersed amongst the description. A chunk of time (1960) which was manageable with a little about 1964 and finally meeting her mother Nancy after a failed attempt in 1960. Great metaphor, humour, and character arc (decisions made, things cleared up). trying to mimic a little of her writing style. Nice to read about Vancouver and Vancouver Island.