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In Immortelles: Memoir of a Will-o'-the Wisp, Mireille Marokvia blurs the distinction between the real and the imagined to create not only a magical and poetic memoir, but an account of how a woman gives voice to her vision, and to the ghosts that continue to haunt her memory. A moving elegy of a lost world, it is testimony to the splendor of childhood, even one touched by...more
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published September 10th 1996 by MacAdam/Cage Publishing
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A sweet, gentle read.

From Publishers Weekly
Octogenarian author Marokvia offers a luminous evocation of her childhood in a small French village, a period shadowed by WWI and her mother's depressive illnesses, but enhanced by contact with her grandparents, whose sturdy peasant values have become more meaningful with time. In lean but lyrical prose, Marokvia manages to convey a child's bewildered impressions of the adult world.
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