Margery Looks Up

Description

158 pages
$17.95
ISBN 1-55128-101-5
DDC C813'.54

Publisher

Year

2002

Contributor

Reviewed by Lori A. Dunn

Lori A. Dunn is an ESL teacher, instructional designer, and freelance
writer in New Westminster, B.C.

Review

The heroine of this quirky little novel is a self-deprecating asthmatic
who is fascinated by all that is celestial. Margery struggles to make
sense of, and come to terms with, the strange transfiguration that
traumatized her years before. Following that life-altering event, she
lives a simple, uninvolved existence, her hermitlike tendencies
influenced by the skies and her friendships held together by tenuous
threads. Margery Looks Up chronicles her efforts to rejoin the world.

This novel is almost completely character-driven, but the main
character is irresistible, colorful and neurotic in her obsessive
fascination with her past and her joyful observations of heavenly
movement.

Citation

Andrew, Meredith., “Margery Looks Up,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 26, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/9811.