When renowned Canadian sculptor, Guylaine Claire, gets caught in the cross-fire of a siege between the Mounties and an indigenous splinter faction, her family and friends find themselves at the center of a maelstrom of loss and publicity. No strangers to tragedy, they pull together to await the release of her body for burial. Ducking the rising media circus, they gather at the family homestead to share the stories of Guylaine's life and the family history that helped shape who she'd become. In the days following the shooting, her loved ones collect her works and plan a fitting memorial. Family differences erupt, and reconcile, in novel and symbolic ways, as they struggle to piece together the missing threads in the mystery surrounding her death. Recounting tales, they reveal as much about themselves as about the enigmatic Guylaine. Together they heal, laugh and make peace with the loss. They celebrate a Guylaine who found her own meaning, living a creative life, true to her beliefs. Her quiet success, only recently acknowledged beyond her corner of the art world, may tragically have triggered her death. Ultimately, her funeral is a true celebration of her creativity and of the fabric of love and family.
Author: A. V. Walters Publisher: Two Rock Press Published: 07/01/2012 Pages: 244 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.69lbs Size: 8.50h x 5.51w x 0.55d ISBN: 9780983217275