Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother
FINALIST FOR THE HILARY WESTON WRITERS' TRUST PRIZE FOR NONFICTION
In 1977, Priscila Uppal's father drank contaminated water in Antigua and within 48 hours was a quadriplegic. Priscila was two years old. Five years later, her mother, Theresa, drained the family's bank accounts and disappeared to Brazil. After two attempts to abduct her children, Theresa had no further c...more
I felt really creepy reading about how horrible Uppal's mother is. She's fat, manipulative, insane, selfish, bulky, hateful. She waddles, ...more
Her mother made two attempts to abduct the children. Fortunately she was not successful.
Her father was p ...more
Backstory: as young children, Priscila and her older brother Jit were living in Ottawa with their beautiful Brazilian mother and handsome public servant Sikh father...then, when Priscila was two, her father was suddenly paralyzed (due to drinking some polluted water) and became a quadriplegic; their mother tried to care for him, and them, for about f ...more
Priscila Uppal has indeed grown up into a strong, independent artist after being abandoned by her mother when Priscila was eight ...more
What breaks my heart is that this, as a memoir, is real. It really happened to someone. It's framed in a narrative of old movies, and I'm going to be watch ...more
Meeting a cousin, ...more
Author's mother abandoned her disabled husband and 2 growing children and returned to Brazil, the country of her birth. After many years of no contact, the authors; chooses to visit her mother and get to know her and that family. The author is forgiving. I don't know if I would be..