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An Alphabet for Joanna by Damian Rogers

An Alphabet for Joanna

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An Alphabet for Joanna by Damian Rogers
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Oct 27, 2020 | ISBN 9780735281684 | 536 Minutes

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An Alphabet for Joanna is a braid of tiny stories that weaves us into a nest of belonging despite circumstance and injury … A memoir of stunning thoughtfulness, Rogers presents us with a loving treatise on what it means to be human.” – Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

“Written in a sharply etched and sometimes deadpan style . . . [An Alphabet for Joanna] is both an attempt to ‘release’ her mother’s story—in all of its previously hidden complexity—and a moving portrayal of their life together. Rogers uses prose, poetry, photographs, artwork, a short playscript, a chronology and reproductions of Joanna’s notebooks to present the multifaceted nature of their relationship with often startling poignancy. . . . [A] depiction of love that overcomes friction, insecurity, distance and time.” —Toronto Star

“Succinct, evocative, beautifully written, heartbreaking. . . . of special interest to all whose loved ones suffer from dementia.” Margaret Atwood on Twitter

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