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From the Top of a Grain Elevator

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Late in her life, acclaimed novelist Elizabeth Delamere makes a request of her therapist, Doctor Newman: she asks him to oversee the publication of her last book after she dies. It is a memoir in which she reveals that she is Evelyn Dick, the notorio … weiterlesen
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Titel: From the Top of a Grain Elevator
Autor/en: Barbara Nickel

ISBN: 0888783973
EAN: 9780888783974
Empfohlen von 9 bis 12 Jahren.
Sprache: Englisch.
DUNDURN PR LTD

April 1999 - kartoniert - 72 Seiten

Beschreibung

Late in her life, acclaimed novelist Elizabeth Delamere makes a request of her therapist, Doctor Newman: she asks him to oversee the publication of her last book after she dies. It is a memoir in which she reveals that she is Evelyn Dick, the notorious ""torso murderer"" acquitted on appeal of dismembering her husband, and convicted of killing her infant son. In 1958 she was paroled, and disappeared into the mists of history.


In Blue Moon, James King draws on the historical case of Evelyn Dick, and imagines her life after her release from prison. It is a life in which she travels to Vancouver, renames herself, and settles into a position as sales clerk at Duthie Books on Robson. There she meets Ethel Wilson, begins therapy, and tries to understand the events that led to her imprisonment and current life. She also begins to write, and finds herself a successfully published author.


But did she murder her husband? Is she guilty of neglect of her baby boy? Was her life as Hamilton's most notorious prostitute her responsibility? With the help of Doctor Newman, she attempts to come to understand the violence in which she was involved, her sense of guilt, and the essential truth of her innocence.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Foreword; The Huis and Where They Came From; The Formation of the Hui Zu; The Fate of the Hui During and After the Qing Dynasty; Further Assimilation of Minorities and its effects of Muslims; How the Hui Zu Lives in China; Influential Muslim Personalities; Admiral Zheng He and His Achievements; Contributions of the Chinese Muslims; The Staunchness of the Chinese Muslims.

Portrait

Barbara's young adult novel "The Secret Wish of Nannerl Mozart" was shortlisted for numerous awards. She lives in Yarrow, British Columbia.
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