By Bill Stenson
In her remoted domestic existence, Hanne fantasizes approximately having a brother to percentage her existence, a brother whom she may perhaps love and safeguard. As a ‘home-schooled’ baby, Hanne develops stringent social talents yet powerful independence evolving right into a youngster with many strengths, but additionally with the entire weaknesses that an remoted, motherless woman could have. To complicate concerns, her first actual event with demise comes after a number of brief years while she is 16, per week later through her first sexual adventure while a neighborhood boy rapes her. Hanne’s unspeakable tragedy is additional complex while the boy makes an attempt to come the next day and, in a second of self-preservation, she murders him hiding the physique in an deserted well.
Here starts Hanne’s fabulous pilgrimage into an odyssey of evasive danger and self-protection, as she weighs her guilt opposed to her discovery months later that she is pregnant. With the lacking boy’s relatives pursuing his whereabouts and the RCMP investigating, the tensions upward thrust. it's only with the assistance of the community’s outdated health professional, Hanne’s neighbour, and a number of other of the community’s girls that Hanne is ready to weigh her being pregnant opposed to abortion, and her guilt opposed to confession. finally she makes a decision to have the child.
Once her son enters the area, a brand new flight to freedom accompanies him. notable out to discover herself extra truly, Hanne’s subsequent trip takes her east to Winnipeg after which to Eastend, Saskatchewan, sooner than she will be able to go back to her domestic within the Cowichan Valley the place her previous can ultimately be reconciled.
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Hanne and Her Brother by Bill Stenson