Adrift by Loren Edizel

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...Edizel’s characters are merely two-dimensional illustrations of these splices, and she narrates their lives in expository sound bites.
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John arrives in a Montreal airport with a suitcase in hand. We do not know where he is from, or who he is. He takes up work as a night-shift nurse and writes his reflections and impressions in a notebook that he carries with him at all times. By means of these personal entries, the novel allows us to explore his identity by following his daily movements and intimate thoughts, as well as his connections to those who come into contact with him. Based in a Montreal neighbourhood called Carré St Louis, the story unfolds through non-linear narrative connections that flow across city blocks, continents and oceans, and meander in and out of the characters' minds, dealing with questions of displacement, identity, and meaning.
 

About Loren Edizel

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Loren Edizel was born in Izmir, Turkey and has lived in Canada most of her life. One of her novels, The Ghosts of Smyrna, was published in Turkey in 2008 by Senocak Yayinlari (translated by Roza Hakmen) and her short story ?he Conch?appeared (November 2009) in Turkish translation as part of an anthology entitled Izmir in Women? Stories. The Imam? Daughter was published in Montreal Serai. She has recently completed a collection of short stories under the title ?he confession.?She currently lives in Toronto.
 
Published February 20, 2013 by TSAR Publications. 200 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Katia Grubisic on Apr 03 2012

...Edizel’s characters are merely two-dimensional illustrations of these splices, and she narrates their lives in expository sound bites.

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