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Decomposing Maggie

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Maggie Cooper has lost sight of the living. Three years after her husband Peter's death, Maggie is estranged from her daughter and removed from her son. She wears Peter's one remaining item of clothing--a paintsplattered sweatshirt--and spends more than the occasional night sleeping in her car, away from the memories of their once-shared bed. Obsessed with making the perfe ...more
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Published September 30th 2003 by Turnstone Press (first published September 1st 2003)
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Tammy Lee
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: canadiana, readlocal
I found this book at a thrift store; I love coming across little known gems, especially local Canadian authors. I loved this author's voice, the straightforward emotion of the characters. No extra wordiness or fluff, just plainspoken this is the human condition, this is life.
This copy is even signed by the author, an extra special bonus, on top of the great read, to add to my Canadian bookshelf.
I will be looking to read her other works!
Erica
Just happened across this book at the library while looking for something else. I was fairly intrigued by the title. It's about a woman coming to terms, or trying to come to terms, with the death of her husband. The author is a biologist, and interweaves beautiful passages about the flora and fauna of the island where much of the story takes place. The grief expressed in this novel is fairly raw -- would not be a good read for someone in the throes of a recent loss, but it has lovely moments.
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