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Deftly employs the techniue of pastiche to craft her story newspaper articles notes photographs letters and even appointment slips are used to signif. Very dark depressing and poetic I started it with a load of prejudices most of them were justified The unusual structure of the novel is not for me but it fits the plot to perfection I live in Winnipeg yet the city described in the book felt from a parallel universe I would give it one star but will add another for the memorable intro outro

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Y the multi layered nature of her narrative Cherry is a punk rock bricolage a poetic novel a loss of innocence story and an ode to the city of Winnipe. I have purchased and rehomed this book 18 times since it was released Just last week I bought another copy from Venus Envy You want real You want visceral If you can handle it read this book

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Set in the Winnipeg skinhead scene of the early 1990s Cherry is an unsettling account of a woman’s negotiation of violence memory and identity Mayor. This book was terribly difficult to read It should come with trigger warnings on the front cover for sure The style was interesting and I was relatively intruigued but I really hated it I gave it two stars just for the writing and the content because it is important to highlight these kind of issues in literature especially Canadian Lit Thank god it was as short as it was because I wouldn t of been able to finish it if it was any longer


10 thoughts on “Cherry by Chandra Mayor

  1. says:

    Yikes This story set in the mean streets of Winnipeg apparently in the skinhead scene of the 1990's I've never really paid enough attention to conclude we had a skinhead scene per se but now that Mayor has brought it to my attention I can certainly say it's not a scene I'd want to be a part of The story is told by a young woman teenaged likely who is part of that scene trapped in a world of drugs violence poverty and v

  2. says:

    Considering the recent failure of the Greyhound bus corporation the Greyhound's symbol of hope in this tiny tender patchwork of young women's bruises and badges of abuse is all the poignant One of the main criticisms of the shut down of all the rural routes and virtually all routes entirely has been that it denies the mo

  3. says:

    This book was terribly difficult to read It should come with trigger warnings on the front cover for sure The style was interesting and I was relatively intruigued but I really hated it I gave it two stars just for the wri

  4. says:

    Very dark depressing and poetic I started it with a load of prejudices; most of them were justified The unusual structure of the novel is not for me but it fits the plot to perfection I live in Winnipeg yet the city descri

  5. says:

    not all books need to be easy to read with easy to swallow subject matter this gave me a lot of feelings memories vivid recollections and a sense of relief that my experiences in the local music scene didn't take the same serious turns for me as it did for our heroine Scenes set in music bars were like reviewi

  6. says:

    A glimpse of Winnipeg that only barely overlaps with my own experience The prose poetry was variable but the opening poem “Departure” is exceptional

  7. says:

    I have purchased and rehomed this book 18 times since it was released Just last week I bought another copy from

  8. says:

    A poem that became a novela very beautiful and searing rendition of the skinhead scene in Winnipeg I loved it

  9. says:

    awesome book that takes place in good old winnipeg and at my old high school

  10. says:

    A dark story with beautiful writing I absolutely loved this book

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