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Street Angel

(Life Writing)

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Magie Dominic's first memoir," The Queen of Peace Room, " was shortlisted for the Canadian Women's Studies Award, "ForeWord" magazine's Book of the Year Award, and the Judy Grahn Award. Told over an eight-day period, the book captured a lifetime of turbulent memories, documenting with skill Dominic's experiences of violence, incest, and rape. But her story wasn't finished. ...more
Paperback, 149 pages
Published July 24th 2014 by Wilfrid Laurier University Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Darlene Siska
May 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Magie Dominic deftly weaves and layers the story of her difficult childhood in abusive environments and a secretive family with what was happening in the world at large. In this coming-of-age tale, the reader hopes the child doesn't get crushed. But, of course, childhood events shape who we become as adults. Written with vibrant lyrical and paratactic prose, underneath it all, this is Dominic's story about a person's place in the world, mystery and hope. A favorite quote: "Evil may not be destro ...more
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Nov 25, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Very honoured to receive the following reviews:

“Magie Dominic tells us many things about her young life as a little girl on the seacoast of Newfoundland, where in the 1940s it matters a lot if you are Catholic or non-Catholic. This little girl grows up to become the woman who is able to write this book against all the odds of fear and superstition.”
— Nancy Milford, author of Zelda (1970), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and Savage Beauty, a biography of Edna St. Vi
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Magie Dominic, Newfoundland writer and artist, received the Langston Hughes award for poetry, studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and lives in Manhattan. Her essays and poetry have been published in over fifty anthologies and journals in Canada, the United States, Italy, and India. Her artwork has been exhibited in Toronto and New York, including a presentation at the United Nations.
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Life Writing (6 books)
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  • The Memory of Water
  • The Unwritten Diary of Israel Unger
  • The Queen of Peace Room
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