When She Was Electric
A NovelBook - 2003
When She Was Electric is a layered, evocative first novel from a young writer. At its heart is a wrenching disruption-the disappearance of a young girl in a sleepy town in the 1930s.Electric digs deep into the story of three generations of women: the enterprising grandmother who bought a rejected piece of land near an Indian Reserve; the daughters, ethereal Min and bold Nellie; and granddaughters Ana and Willa, who embody the hopes-and the secrets-of this matriarchy. MacPherson brilliantly reveals the hazy unreliability of memory, the fragility of life, and how a child's death haunts a splintered town.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Polestar Book Publishers, 2003.
Characteristics: 251 p. ;,21 cm.