255 p. ; 24 cm. The lion in the room next door - King of the cowboys, queen of the west - Nossa senhora dos remďios - The blue of the Madrugada - Navigating the Kattegat - Distance to Delphi - Taken for delirium - Still point.
Merilyn Simonds is the author of The Convict Lover, finalist for the Governor General's Award for nonfiction, and of the collection The Lion in the Room Next Door. She lives outside Kingston, Canada. Библиографические данные. The Holding: A Novel.
his carefully observed and almost reticent book is a collection of stories that functions like a novel. But a different, stronger woman finally emerges in Merilyn Simonds's lucid book, one who is ''no longer dazzled by surfaces. Return to the Books Home Page. In settings that include Brazil and Ontario, we follow the life of an unnamed woman as she grows from a compliant girl into a person who takes command of her own life. Raised in a home in which her father was the ''center of attention,'' she believes that although men are in control they are easy to please.
This book is a series of eleven interconnected stories in which a woman recounts key moments in her life from childhood to adulthood. The stories have a dreamlike quality to them - memories are being recalled and we are told only what counts. The journey moves through several countries and each place is strongly evoked. Find similar books Profile.
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It's like sixty years of living as shown in photographs from different time periods, vignettes of significant periods and turning points.
Rendering one woman's life from childhood into motherhood and middle age, The Lion in the Room Next Door begins in Brazil where the narrator is living in the Hotel Terminus with her parents and sisters, waiting for her father's new factory to be finished so they can move into a house.
Merilyn Simonds brings hope to those of us who have been instructed by our teachers and mentors to write about what we know best. In a series of personal vignettes, Simonds carefully recreates moments and situations from her past, turning them into art. A real page turner, this book has to be begun from the beginning every time it is picked up (I'm making it last!). The writer lets readers into the most private corners of her being. and we recognize something of ourselves there.
The Lion in the Room Next Door. By (author) Merilyn Simonds. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window). This collection of stories explores the intimate workings of a woman's heart and mind. Inspired by moments and thoughts from a life, the tales distil memory into compelling narratives that veer from the personal to the universal. Format Paperback 260 pages.
Simonds establishes her protagonist's dreaminess in the first (title) story, which describes a seven-year-old girl's explorations of. .Beautifully wrought, emotionally complex, satisfying fiction. Simonds may be the next Alice Munro.
Simonds establishes her protagonist's dreaminess in the first (title) story, which describes a seven-year-old girl's explorations of the Brazilian hotel where her family lives while her father manages a nearby, her sighting of a neighboring guest who keeps a lion in his room and calmly walks the beast through the hallway. It's a nifty image: both an expression of the child's untrammeled imagination and a fantasy of protection and empowerment.