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By Bill Stenson

within the Nineteen Fifties Arthur Lemmons, after the dying of his spouse, strikes himself and his daughter from Belgium to the Cowichan Valley of BC to start a brand new lifestyles. even if constrained in his abilities, his skill to fix clocks serves him good — a ability that he'll train his daughter Hanne. attempting his top in his parental position, Arthur is given to challenging and quickly principles that Hanne needs to stick to, ideas that experience her go away any risky events together with, in his view, the common tuition she attends. With each passing day she has the burgeoning wish for anything dramatic to be a part of her existence, and with the lack of her tuition friendships this simply intensifies.

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 it's only with the assistance of the community’s outdated health professional, Hanne’s neighbour, and a number of other of the community’s girls that Hanne is ready to weigh her being pregnant opposed to abortion, and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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