The Cure for Death by Lightning (E–pub Free) ☆ Gail Anderson–Dargatz

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The Cure for Death by Lightning

The Cure for Death by Lightning review » 103 H an Indian girl connects her to a mythology that enriches her landscape; and an unexpected protector shores up her world Set on an isolated Canadian farm in the midst of World War II The Cure for Death by Lightning evokes a life at once harshly demanding and rich in sensory pleasures the deafening chatter of starlings the sight of thou. Twenty years or so after reading The Cure for Death by Lightening A Recipe for Bees and A Rhinestone Button I found myself mulling over the influence that Gail Anderson Dargatz has had on my future literary exploration Twenty years ago her novel was nominated for The Giller Prize a literary award newly established in 1994 to celebrate excellent Canadian writers Knopf Canada had launched a program The New Face of Fiction in 1996 to bring Canadian authors to the attention of the country s readers and Gail s first book was among themBecause of her novel I became a person who paid attention to The Giller Prize process from the nomination stage to the win I was introduced to vast talent who I d never met before and a plethora of previously undiscovered serious literary styles I didn t realize it at the time but Gail introduced me to magical realism in her novels where I smoothly absorbed myself into the magical storytelling and emerged enchanted Isabel Allende then held no rapture for me Gail s books led me to try authors which I would formerly have by passed The gentle magical realism slightly fantastical turns in the novels of Sarah Allen Addison and Joshilyn Jackson further increased my appreciation for the genre Perla by South American author Caroline de Robertis the lauded The Snow Child and the haunting critic s favourite Wolf Winter I owe the risk tasking and resulting pleasure to Gail Anderson Datgatz Thank you so much Gail

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The Cure for Death by Lightning review » 103 When fifteen year old Beth Week’s family is attacked by a grizzly her father becomes increasingly violent making him a danger to his neighbors his family and especially Beth Meanwhile several young children from the nearby Indian reservation have gone missing and Beth fears that something is pursuing her in the bush But friendship wit. Reviewers descriptions of The Cure For Death By Lightning like brilliantbewitchingMysterious engaging are no exaggeration The Boston Globe describes the style as Pacific Northwest Gothic and I find it fitting This talented writer transports us to the interior of British Colombia during World War Two into the life of 15 year old Beth Weeks Although a mature teen would probably appreciate it The Cure For Death By Lightning is absolutely not a YA novel It is also not for the sueamish Taking place on an isolated farm there are fairly graphic descriptions of a the kind of things that normally happen on farms like farm animals getting slaughteredfarm animals getting attacked by wild animals as well as humans getting attacked by wild animals and vis versa and sexual abuse against animals This is just the backdrop for the actual story is about Beth coming of age in a very family coping with both poverty and mental illness Her father both paranoid and aggressive sexually abuses her Her mother retreats into her own world talking to her dead mother Bullied by the kids in her school Beth finds refuge in her friendships with some of the First Nations living in the reserve nearby Some of these characters like Filthy Billy named because he has Tourette s syndrome and Nora a girl her age with lesbian tendencies became my favourite characters along with Beth In spite of the harsh subject matter this is a beautiful book and I could not put it down The magical realism is subtle with flowers raining from the sky a magic scrapbook that always has new pages appearing an invisible coyote spirit or is it a crazy man who follows just out of sight This leads me to my only reservation regarding this book It s one that several other people have made too The author uses the First Nations Coyote figure as a menacing presence in the story It is my understanding that the Coyote is of a trickster I am not versed enough in Native American folklore say if this is always the case however it seems to me like it would have been appropriate to use a different figure better yet create her own possibly inspired by many myths That being said I am looking forwarding to reading by Gail Anderson Dargatz in fact I have the seuel Turtle Valley with me now

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The Cure for Death by Lightning review » 103 Sands of painted turtles crossing a road the smell of baking that fills the Weeks’s kitchen The novel is sprinkled throughout with recipes and remedies from the scrapbook Beth’s mother keeps a boon to Beth as she learns to face down her demons and one of many elements that give The Cure for Death by Lightning its enchanting vitality. 375 rtcThis was a very fast book to read but one that was a bit hard to digest I had to take some time to think over the events of the book and my reactions to it This is a book that spans about a year in a small village situated in British Columbia during WW2 Our main character Beth is a girl around 1415 who is growing up in a family that is isolated from itself and from the community The novel displays the tense atmosphere between Beth her brother her mother her father and the two Indigenous boys who work for the family It s one filled with the toxic atmosphere of the many demons plaguing each member and the inevitable horrors they incur on one another Review Continued Here


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