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Laurie Gough

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Laurie Gough is author of the newly released Stolen Child: A Mother's Journey to Rescue Her Son From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Kiss the Sunset Pig: An American Road Trip with Exotic Detours; and Kite Strings of the Southern Cross: A Woman’s Travel Odyssey, shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award in the U.K., and silver medal winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Travel Book of the Year in the U.S. Over twenty of her stories have been anthologized in literary travel books; she has been a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail, and has written for The Guardian, Macleans magazine, the Walrus, The L.A. Times, USA Today, salon.com, The National Post, Canadian Geographic, The Daily Express, Caribbean Travel + Life, among others. She liv ...more

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Laurie Gough I just try to push my way through it. Writing is a hard work but the hardest part is before I start, when I know I have to write and I'm procrastinati…moreI just try to push my way through it. Writing is a hard work but the hardest part is before I start, when I know I have to write and I'm procrastinating (the kitchen cupboard really needs rearranging; I suddenly just have to weed the garden....) I find that once I finally get myself in front of the computer and start writing, the ideas begin to flow. (less)
Laurie Gough The exhilaration of creating and honing a beautiful sentence or paragraph and then finishing a piece you've worked hard on. It's a great feeling.
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There are great answers here and I agree with them all. I believe there is a great degree of psychological imprisonment established. But why are there no considerations that our characters are physically imprisoned too? The entire region could be a s See Grady’s answer.
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It's like being brought up in a cult or belief system, you accept your role, you accept what you are told as the truth. The system ensures that the instinct of survival is killed. Same as in ancient societies, the honour of being sacrificed. Same as See Marie’s answer.
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You have to take this book as an allegory on life. Let me put it this way to you. Look at your life. You were born and after a childhood of a mere fifteen years or so, you start preparing yourself for a life of employment, that means at least forty o See Mark’s answer.
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They are just institutionalized. Most people live within a version of their own bubble, its just a different version in the book. I remember the narrator saying early in the book, that one student went outside and just got locked out and despite her See Ciarán’s answer.
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I totally agree with you. I’m not going any further after reading the first 20 pages (and a NYT review, which pans the book). The characters are so one-dimensional and stereotypical. I don’t want to waste my time when there are so many other better b See Full Answer
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“They say in old stories that you can't discover new lands without losing sight of the shore for a long time.”
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