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Female characters narrate domestic stories, harking back to a time of oral storytelling.
Industrial Roots preserves the oral tradition of storytelling through the lives of working-class women in Ontario. Héloïse Press is thrilled to announce their first English title by Canadian author Lisa Pike....
Industrial Roots preserves the oral tradition of storytelling through the lives of working-class women in Ontario. Héloïse Press is thrilled to announce their first English title by Canadian author Lisa Pike. Rooted in the oral tradition of storytelling, Industrial Roots is an exceptional collection of interwoven domestic vignettes narrated by different female characters. The stories in this book concern mainly the daily experiences of blue-collar life amongst the members of a working class family. A woman that feels the urge to steal babies, an alcoholic husband, cousins in love with the same man, aging parents, absent fathers - all have a place in the stories these women tell. Lisa Pike uses a variety of registers, from slang to standard English, to shape the characters' stories. A playful use of the English language that dissolves the boundaries between the oral and written traditions.
Héloïse Press champions world-wide female talent. Héloïse’s careful selection of books gives voice to emerging and well-established female writers from home and abroad. With a focus on intimate, visceral and...