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Title: Sweet Poison. (Contains: Beautiful Strangers; Charley's Tale; the Season of the Witch-Hunter; Smile, Pretty Baby; Sweet Poison and Other Songs; the House That Stan and Rosie Built; Golden Boy. )
Description: HarperCollins, Toronto, 1993, first edition.. 175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0006475140 "Each of these seven stories explores the intimate psychological journeys of women in crisis. We meet Jasimine, an adolescent imprisoned in an illusory world and the bonds of an a sylum; Cleo, who survives the terrors of madness and the shocking betrayal of her psychiatrist; Rosie, who at the end of her life finds herself tormented by her unborn children; and Meg, who must say goodbye to the love of her life and face t h e f u t u re on her own. In a style that is devastatingly honest and disturbingly beautiful, Gibson pieces together the shattered lives and allows us to see in them our own faint reflections. 'Sweet Poison' takes us to the edge and back, dar i ng u s t o co nf ro nt the fine line between sanity and madness, between love and hate; in the end, it forces us to redefine these boundaries for ourselves. Writing with clarity and insight about women and trauma, Margaret Gibson captures brilli an tly th e st re ngt h a nd fragility of the female psyche." Very light browning to edges of textblock, minor soiling on boards. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good+.

Keywords: Short Stories, Canadian Authors, Women, Butterfly Ward, Psychological, Crisis, Mental Illness, Betrayal, Love, Sanity, Trauma, Female Psyche.

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 20232

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