The Blood Girls by Meira Cook

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At Easter in a small Manitoba town, little Donna Desjardins begins bleeding from her palms, then the soles of her feet, and then around the crown of her head. In The Blood Girls, Cook examines how lives are affected when the world reacts to the extraordinary with fear and suspicion.


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Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Meira Cook immigrated to Canada in 1991 at the age of 26. An accomplished poet,"The Blood Girls" is her first novel. Meira Cook lived many years in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has returned to Winnipeg after residing in British Columbia.
Published June 1, 1999 by Overlook Hardcover. 215 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Computers & Technology. Fiction

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she directly addresses the ""gentle reader,'' and her mellifluous voice, full of wisdom and understanding of life, is the spiritual balance to the skepticism of Daniel Halpern, a big-city journalist covering the stigmata story, and Virginie Waters, the physician whose empirical beliefs are tested...

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