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What happens when you lose everything: a mother, your home, your right to live alone? What happens when society calls you undesirable? When best efforts make it worse? Three women and a child, each alone. Nature heals . . . opens hearts . . . Nelda’s small herd of goats and her wisdom, Ester’s willingness to pay attention, Dee’s caring action. These are the gifts from thre ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published November 2012 by Fisher King Press (first published October 9th 2012)
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Each chapter heading of Patricia Damery's beautifully written novel "Goatsong" begins with the words "tell me about." Sophie's daughter Stacey is asking her mother to tell her the old and ever-changing family stories about the days she spent as a ten-year-old child with the three Goat Women on Huckleberry Mountain and was reborn into the fullness of the world.

Young Sophie's single mother works as a waitress at an all-night diner and sleeps all day, sometimes alone and sometimes with
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Patricia Damery is an author, a Jungian analyst in private practice in Napa, California, and a member of the C. G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. Her life has been about seeking the divine in everyday life and is reflected in her writing. Patricia's writing concerns remembering instinct, becoming more conscious not only of our personal psyche, but of our relationships to the animate and inanimat ...more
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