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Closing the Circle: Narratives of a Nonagenarian By Anne "Bunty" Loucks
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With intellect and humour former Montrealer Anne “Bunty” Loucks delivers a well-crafted writing style mixing historical fiction with an acute memory of chance encounters in her second... More > collection of short stories. Moving forward from her first book, Flotsam and Jetsam: A Chronicle of Colourful Characters I Have Known, this set of prose is sure to intrigue readers with vignettes of ordinary people caught up in the swirl of a changing world, dealing with the universal themes family conflict, ambition, greed, jealousy, revenge, and fate traversing nine decades of a changing society, including two world wars and the decline of social structure. Such subjects as illegitimate births, wartime romances, family secrets, murder, suicide, triumph over adversity, and technological advances from wireless radio to wireless Internet, combined with crumbling institutions like organized religion and respect for authority, provide an interesting backdrop for these tales.< Less