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The Shape I Gave You

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Each of Baillie s books seems to employ some uniue structural device these are not in my view gimmicks
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Martha Baillie creative mind at work In this case most of the book consists of a very long letter If that puts you off as a potential No Limits (Brutal Master reader I m very sorry to have mentioned it because this is a very fine book indeed It s the most challenging of her books that I veead so far certainly the most emotionally intense boldest and most compelling It also her books that I ve Liar, Liar read so far certainly the most emotionally intense boldest and most compelling It also once again Baillie s wonderful facility with language Here Baillie explores the complexity and ambiguity of the human heart Beatrice s extended lettereveals a state of desperation that can no longer tolerate emaining uiet Writing and sending it is an outrageous act Is it a confession A plea for forgiveness A means of lashing out against everything that didn t work out It s all of that and and essentially an attempt at self discovery In places it s so visceral that I began to wonder how much of her own persona Baillie was evealingThis is a writer who always exceeds expectations Martha Baillie is a new canadian writer to me and I m glad I found her I m eading this book slowely not because it isn t interesting but because I m enjoying it so much and I don t want to find out how it ends It takes place in Canada and Germany A young woman eceives a long letter it fills the book from a childhood family woman acuaintancea friend of her mother and fatherThe letter describ. The night before she leaves to give a ecital in another city Ulrike Huguenot a young pianist arrives at her Berlin apartment planning to spend a elaxing evening there Instead she finds stuffed in her mailbox an unexpected and unwelcome letter It is from Beatrice Mann a Canadian sculptor a friend of her father Gustave and also Ulrike believes his lover What could this woman possibly have to say to her And why now seven years after her father’s death “I’m writing to you be. Es in detail a life long secret and obsessional love the writer had for the young woman father The affair was mostly literalie by letter Nothing INCREASES PASSION LIKE THE ELEMENT OF passion like the element of The writer daughter finds the letters and swipes themcarrying them in her bike knapsack she is sideswiped by a truck
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killed My is Why is this woman writing all this to the daughter of the man she loved it s as if she s using this young woman as a eplacement for her dead daughter and is talking to her to explain the letters I ll let you know how it ends beatrice mann a canadian sculptor and long time ACUAINTANCE FRIEND MISTRESS STALKER OF ULRIKE HUGUENOT S FATHER friend mistress stalker of ulrike huguenot s father a very long often inappropriate often beautiful letter to ulrike a german pianist living in berlin beatrice s teenaged daughter ines has just died and glimpses of the elationship beatrice and ines had populates the letter a history of precociousness fierce selfhood misunderstanding love beatrice is somewhat uniue in my limited perceptions of motherhood she eads as a flawed empathetically selfish deeply individual person who continued to live as that person not mainly as a mother and yet clearly was also ines mother ulrike is a bit annoying her perspective falls flat for me somewhat emoved from the heart of the book somewhat emote the epistolary or here maybe three uarters epistolary novel is also uestionable to me there is an awkward tension immediately kicked up betw. Cause my daughter has died” begins Beatrice’s extraordinary letter of confession Her only child Ines has been killed at the age of eighteen and Beatrice has closed herself in her Toronto studio Unable to speak openly with her grieving husband Isaac she turns to Ulrike a young woman she barely knows While she etells and possibly eshapes the past – her obsession with the exacting and complex Gustave and her elationship with her elusive now vanished daughter – Isaac sets.
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Een the immersive experience of Fictional Reality And The Known reality and the known of actual eality perfect conversations are transcribed years after the fact pesky details have to be accounted for oh i had these letters on hand to copy out for you ulrike those eighty pages beatrice mails to ulrike are almost not a letter beyond a letter and yet eighty pages beatrice mails to ulrike are almost not a letter beyond a letter and yet sends them Very different approach Keeps you wondering and working until the end Amateur writing at the beginning but evolves to a good and enjoyable ead Asks some great uestions worth consideringFavourite uote I wanted to escape from living an imperfect life I was greedy I yearned to be eleased from life s slow merky current to be freed into clarity by ushing passion I hoped for momentous changeAnd now everything has changed Ines is gone Is this my clarity pg 71Favourite eferenceThe heart alone is voiceless By itself it knowsbut cannot think and soit cannot close the door to fearJan Zwicky String Practice I think this book is probably as good as it gets in terms of this genre whatever that is but I don t know if eading it was worthwhile for me I liked the characters names Gerda Gustave Ulrike Ingrid Isaac Ines Beatrice and the fact that some of it was set in Toronto but I found the writing a little too juvenile Also the story was not nearly as erotic as it imagined itself My lips devoured Also the story was not nearly as erotic as it imagined itself My lips devoured borders of his mouth We discovered the hardness of our teeth the strength and precision of our tongues. Out on a journey of his own As Ulrike eads about Beatrice’s life and Gustave’s ole in it she eluctantly evisits the world of her own memories and starts to see her present in an altered light In The Shape I Gave You acclaimed novelist and poet Martha Baillie explores the complex elationships between parents and children men and women to create a novel of spare elegance that gives piercing insight into the nature of confession and how we choose who to ask for absolution. ,

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