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She had long set aside As the decade draws to a close and the lives of these beautifully drawn characters become entwined each of them must decide what to share and what to hide and how their actions will lead them into the futureWith the narrative power and writerly grace for which she is celebrated Frances Itani has crafted a deeply moving emotionally rich story about the burdens of the past She shows us how ultimately the very secrets we bury to protect ourselves can also be the cause of our undoing Tell is stunning achievement g. What a lovely story uiet and unassuming and simply lovely

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Ight His wife Tress attempting to adjust to the trauma that overwhelms her husband and which has changed their marriage seeks advice from her Aunt Maggie Maggie along with her husband Am who cares for the town clock tower have their own sorrows which lie unacknowledged between them Maggie finds joy in her friendship with a local widow and in the Choral Society started by Lukas a Music Director who has moved to the town from an unknown place in war torn Europe While rehearsing and performing Maggie rediscovers a part of herself that. Impeccably researched and so well written a continuation of the world Itani created for her award winning DEAFENING TELL follows the life of Grania s sister Tress and her husband Kenan who has just returned definitely not in one piece from the front lines of the First World War It s a slow moving novel in that much of it takes place after the action of the war and is about Kenan dealing with being home The idea that the homefront was as much as a battle as the battle itself was a reassuring theme throughout and watching as Kenan navigates his return to life was one of the best parts of this novelThe complementary story of Tress s aunt Maggie was no less effective her own struggles of middle age the issues that arise from an enduring marriage and how the undercurrents of tragedy will eventually boil up to the surface This is an utterly readable novel charming yet distilled and I found it to be the perfect companion on my commute

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The bestselling author of the award winning international sensation Deafening returns to the period following the First World War with a tour de force an extraordinary novel of secrets withheld and secrets revealedIn 1919 only months after the end of the Great War the men and women of Deseronto struggle to recover from wounds of the past both visible and hidden Kenan a young soldier who has returned from the war damaged and disfigured confines himself to his small house on the Bay of uinte wandering outside only under the cover of n. Canada in 2014 has seen a large number of events marking the start of World War One far too many of them in my view aimed at conveying pride in Canada s participation despite the tens of thousands of our citizens killed and the many wounded in a war which settled little and led to even devastating conflict just 21 years later This fine novel by Frances Itani Tell provides a much appropriate perspective probing beautifully the harsh impact of World War One on Canadian soldiers and their families Itani is a well established author but this novel is especially good and has been nominated for the 2014 Giller Prize along with five others All these books this year are marked by a social and political relevance that is unusual for English Canadian fiction The six as a whole provide insights into mental illness the abuse of human rights the devastations of war and terrorism and the realities of povertyTell is particularly powerful in its examination of the effects of war The account it presents is constrained geographically confined mostly to the small town of Deseronto just by Lake Ontario A wounded soldier Kenan Oak returns from World War One to face the difficult task of readjusting to his marriage and his family but on this small canvass a deeply emotional though fundamentally simple story plays out The relationships that Itani traces interact with intricate subtlety and an intensity that builds powerfully but slowly for the reader Kenan s memory and changed ties convey the devastation of the war the destruction of illusions about heroism in battle and also the potential about links with others rebuilding life Itani is also especially compelling in her accounts of women taking control of their own lives in this context of social changeThis is the first of Itani s books that I have read and I am deeply impressed More of her novels will certainly be on my To Read list


10 thoughts on “Tell AUTHOR Frances Itani

  1. says:

    Canada in 2014 has seen a large number of events marking the start of World War One far too many of them in my view aimed at conveying pride in Canada's participation despite the tens of thousands of our citizens killed and the many wounded in a war which settled little and led to even devastating conflict just 21 years later This fine novel by Frances Itani Tell provides a much appropriate perspective probing beautifully the harsh impact

  2. says:

    To sum up in one word BORING Because this book was on a bunch of lists this year I expected it to be pretty good And kept expecting that it w

  3. says:

    Frances Itani's recent novel Tell takes the reader back to the end of World War I and the last months of 1919 A young soldier wounded and just released from medical treatment in England comes home to his young wife and to the house he had never before seen from the inside How to return to a life of innocence and peace after what he has experienced? Frances Itani delved into a theme that has not lost its power and releva

  4. says:

    Impeccably researched and so well written a continuation of the world Itani created for her award winning DEAFENING TELL follows the life of Grania's sister Tress and her husband Kenan who has just returned definitely not in one piece from the front lines of the First World War It's a slow moving novel in that much of it takes place after

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    He relaxed leaned against the boards of the old barn and closed his good eye His right hand made a sign a word A finger to his lips and back to his chest Tell it seemed to be saying but the word was directed at himself It was his private communication TellIt is November of 1919 when we first meet Kenan Oak Armistice has been declare

  6. says:

    This novel grows out of but is not a seuel to Itani’s award winning novel “Deafening” 2003 That novel set at the beginning of Wo

  7. says:

    4 12 This is a novel of strong characters a remarkably rich and complex plot and lyrical and spare prose The story is set in a small Ontario town on the shores of Lake Ontario near the end of 1919 The book centers around young Kenan who has recently returned from hospital in Europe where he was sent to recover

  8. says:

    What a lovely story uiet and unassuming and simply lovely

  9. says:

    35 review to follow

  10. says:

    Loved Deafening and this is just as wonderful

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