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Certainty

“I was shy, inarticulate, not very forward, so writing was and is very liberating. And fun, so much fun.” Madeleine Thien is recalling growing up in an immigrant family in Vancouver, where her mother took her on weekly visits to the public library (“I loved Harriet the Spy and a lot of Ursula K LeGuin. […]

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Matters of Hart

Who hasn’t fantasized about dropping out of life for a while and assuming a new identity, or eavesdropping at your own funeral to hear what your family and friends really think of you? It is perhaps an extreme way to start over, leaving your old self behind in a heap. And it is especially the […]