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In her debut novella, THIS IS AGATHA FALLING, St. John's singer-songwriter and photographer Heather Nolan's characters stomp through smoky downtown bars dragging longing, trauma, illness, confusion, and addiction with them. Fragmented memory is her unreliable narrator, demonstrating how the past continually interrupts the present, asking, "How is one to determine which is ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published March 15th 2019 by Pedlar Press
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Michelle Hallett
I had a journey with this novella.

First, as I took in the style and situation in the opening pages, I felt a bit disheartened. No, please, I said to the ceiling, not another litch-er-airy booze-soaked St John's bildungsroman.

Well, I've been wrong before, and I'm sure I will be again.

This Is Agatha Falling plumbs deeper than sweaty hangovers and confused mornings-after. The structure seems to mirror that of weather pressure, right down to a blank white page for a winter interlude. Main character
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Terry Doyle
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful, spare book about family and romance and disconnection. The imagery sings as we follow sohpie through confusion, about what is memory and what is real.
I highly recommend this book.
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Reads like a half-remembered dream - and that's kind of the point.
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Heather Nolan is an author, poet, songwriter and photographer from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her poetry and prose have appeared in journals and anthologies across Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.. She won the 2019 Gregory J. Power Poetry Award, and was longlisted for the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize. She is the songwriter and guitarist of band Lady Brett Ashley. Her debut novella This is Agatha Falling was ...more