Bloodroot

Description

196 pages
$14.95
ISBN 1-896764-29-0
DDC C811'.54

Publisher

Year

2000

Contributor

Reviewed by Jane Heath

Jane Heath teaches psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Review

The author’s telling of the illness and death of her mother, in
prose-poetry form, is a poetic yet grittily matter-of-fact recounting of
her mother’s last months, spent increasingly frail, helpless, and
dependent, in a nursing home, and the author’s sharing of this
movement (often a struggle) toward death. For those who have experienced
the death, following lengthy illness, of an elderly parent, this book
will provide many moments of recognition. For those anticipating,
experiencing, and coming to terms with such a loss, the author’s
evocation of the practical, emotional, and spiritual realities of the
loss of a parent may be of interest.

Citation

Warland, Betsy., “Bloodroot,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 24, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/8506.