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In her short writing life, Emily Givner’s strength was her ability to describe the conceptual and the surreal in such vivid detail that the reader accepts all with certainty. Givner’s characters always push through the unexpected and readers are challenged to see beyond the obvious, to connect the inherent metaphors to make meaning. A Heart In Port reminds us that although death is a constant danger, its presence concealed by cosmetic devices and euphemisms, its dark certainty can be balanced by a witty sense of the absurd, and a sensuous appreciation of music, literature, love and sexuality.
About the Author
Music-lover, cello player, ESL teacher, and writer Emily Givner was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. She died July 5th , 2004 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, of an allergic reaction, aged 38. From birth Emily's life had been complicated and restricted by asthma and allergy problems though she refused to let her aliments interfere with her life of travel, music and writing. She was mentored by the acclaimed novelist and neuroradiologist, Aryeh Lev Stollman, whose work she loved.
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- Paperback: 207 pages
- Publisher: Thistledown Press; 1 edition (August 31, 2007)
- ISBN-10: 1897235321
- ISBN-13: 978-1897235324
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