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Deep Salt Water by Marianne Apostolides

$20.00

Deep Salt Water by Marianne Apostolides

$20.00

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With eight full-colour plates of mixed-media collage by Kitchener-Waterloo artist Catherine Mellinger.

Deep Salt Water is a stirring memoir about loss and abortion, expressed through the layering of imagery from the ocean. In detail at once sensual and sophisticated, Apostolides—winner of the 2017 KM Hunter Artist Award for Literature—unfurls the emotional experience of a love affair and unwanted pregnancy, the abortion itself, and her reconnection with the man seventeen years later—a rekindling of love which stimulates this gentle attempt to come to terms with the abortion and its consequences. Moving from a place of intense intimacy to an outward focus that engages with the broader world, Deep Salt Water discusses abortion in all its complexity, rejecting polarizing rhetoric in favour of the unfathomable truths that women hold in their bodies.

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