Nocturne

Nocturne

On the Life and Death of My Brother

Book - 2014
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Helen Humphreys writes about her life with her brother who died at the age of forty-five with pancreatic cancer.
Publisher: Toronto : Harper Perennial, 2014, c2013.
Edition: Trade paperback ed.
ISBN: 9781443415460
1443415464
Characteristics: 198 p. :,ill.

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PennPal
Jun 02, 2014

clear, evocative writer, had not realized her facility with both language and style

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wiredonjava
Dec 17, 2013

Hamilton Book Club choice for March 19th/14 at Freeway café, King St. & Wellington St. at 7:15 pm.

loveablelibrarian Dec 04, 2013

Quite a moving portrait of the love shared between siblings.

quagga Sep 28, 2013

A contemplation of existence, grief, and the solitary nature of creative work.

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peterhome
May 17, 2013

This is indeed a haunting and moving book that reveals the depth of grief the author still feels for her famous pianist brother Martin Humphreys. Her style is an ongoing conversation with him, and it clearly conveys the ongoing repeating stages of grief. No one truly ever overcomes missing someone who has died; we simply learn to live with cherishing their memory. Well done.

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quagga Sep 28, 2013

Everything becomes a memorial. This wooden chair is a memorial to that tree.

melwyk Jul 03, 2013

At the end, we are all far from home. We are far from home, and what we hope for is that someone will fashion us a light, so that we too will not have to wake in darkness.

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