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FREE READ Tell By Frances Itani ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ight His wife Tress attempting to adjust to the trauma that overwhelms her husband and which has changed their marriage seeks advice from her Aunt Maggie Maggie along with her husband Am who cares for the town clock tower have their own sorrows which lie unacknowledged between them Maggie finds joy in her friendship with a local widow and in the Choral Society started by Lukas a Music Director who has moved to the town from an unknown place in war torn Europe While rehearsing and performing Maggie rediscovers a part of herself that. This novel grows out of but is not a seuel to Itani s award winning novel Deafening 2003 That novel set at the beginning of World War 1 told the story of Grania O Neil who lost her hearing after a bout of scarlet fever when she was five and her new husband who survived the horrors of the war on the Belgium front It explored themes of love identity and the resilience reuired to face the challenge of devastating loss This book explores similar themes and returns to the small Ontario town of Deseronto located between Kingston and Belleville pulling characters from Deafening to begin a new narrative The stories of Tress and Kenan Oak and Maggie O Neill and her husband Am form the core of the bookIt is 1919 and people in this small town are still struggling to make a life after they lost sons brothers and husbands on the battlefields Many who returned from the war were damaged physically and mentally by events overseas Kenan Oak is one of those men the husband of Grania s sister Tress In 1914 at the age of twenty he volunteered to go to war and returned from France with devastating injuries Wounded by shrapnel he has one left arm that hangs uselessly by his side and from which he has no feeling and only one eye he can see from His face is a mess of scars Since his return Keenan has remained isolated in his home never venturing out and letting only his adoptive father his wife Tress and Tress s Aunt Maggie and Uncle Am to see him He has chosen to stay in his house until he is ready to leave His condition is such that no one pushes him Kenan and his wife are struggling to reestablish their married life but there is little conversation between them Tress desperately wants to bring him back from the darkness that hangs over him trying to be patient and give him time to heal But she is frustrated and impatient with his progress She is trying to accept what he has become and what she has become in response but her spirit is flagging as are her efforts The couple would desperately like to have a child but so far their attempts to conceive have failed and there is no explanation for it Itani describes Kenan s shell shock a condition today known as PTSD with its never ending flashbacks hallucinations depression and the anxiety he experiences as he sits day after day watching activity on the Bay of uinte He is entertained by the water traffic watching the fishermen the pleasure craft the row boats and the canoes As it becomes colder and he watches the annual resurrection of the skating rink he begins to reminisce about his time skating as a boy The rink is one familiar thing that has not been affected by the war and becomes a key to his reawakeningKenan receives a letter from Hugh one of his fellow soldiers from PEI who was with him in the trenches Hugh is recovering in a sanatorium and suggests they reconnect when he completes his treatment from tuberculosis Like Kenan he is isolated forced to rest in bed to recover from his illness The two exchange stories about the random carnage on the battlefields and in the trenches where there was no logical explanation for who walked away who returned home and who just vanished into the landscape Another story unfolds parallel to that of Kenan and Tress It is the story of her Aunt Maggie and Uncle Am whose relationship is struggling A tragedy in their early married life marked them both Undone by their grief they agreed to bury it with their past life on the farm and move to the city to begin a new life But that secret kept hidden for so many years has left something behind It has become a festering wound that has created a rift in their relationship and continues to grow wider and deeper with each passing year slowly chipping away at their sense of togetherness and driving them apart There remains little connection between them They cannot even enjoy a comfortable silence instead the uiet is fraught with a hovering tension Am desperately wants to talk to Maggie about the past He realizes now that it was a mistake to live with a sorrow pushed down and hidden instead of living with it talking about it and trying to make things better At one time their vow to secrecy had helped keep them together now it is driving them apart But Am remains silent and spends most of his time in the clock tower above their tiny apartment keeping busyMaggie dreamed of a singing career but has had to be content with participating in the church choir She has always had an intense connection to music which made her happy When the new choir director Lukas Sebastian a voice teacher with a uiet passion for music arrives from Europe to take the position of choir director her love of music is once again awakened Lukas challenges her to sing a solo for the Xmas concert and although it scares her it also stirs her long buried need for a personal connection in a life that has been devoid of emotional feeling for many years Her musical performance becomes a cathartic beginning that releases a hurt that has been locked away and begins a chain of events that both frees and devastates her A sub plot involving Kenan s birth and adoption by a uiet taciturn welder begins with a photo his adoptive father brings him and gives Kenan the courage to ask about his birth mother That leads to uestions that have puzzled him and answers he would never have believed possibleWhile Itani s novel Deafening brought readers face to face with violent scenes from the battlefields this novel deals with the difficulties soldiers faced when they returned home to their families Itani explores the debilitating physical injuries these men suffered with the eually painful mental images they carried in their memories The character of Kenan and his friend Hugh beautifully illustrate different aspects of this theme Hugh has little outward signs of his experience but his mind is locked with battlefield images Kenan on the other hand is so physically disfigured he has trouble reconnecting with the life he once knew his injuries the outward sign of a scarred and wounded soul Itani shows how Kenan finally makes a breakthrough to establishing a new life when after a year of confinement he takes his first tentative steps on the skating rink that was always a source of enjoyment for him before the war He does so under cover of dark taking the first steps on his journey to connect once again with his community and practicing for the day he will be able to skate in daylight It is difficult to read how he painfully laces up his skates with one hand a passage beautifully and movingly described by Itani It is a grim reminder of the cost of his lost limb The landscape is an important part of the narrative as Itani portrays life in small town Ontario after the war filling her narrative with the important details that lend it authenticity to time and place Her meticulous research shows in those small important details such as the recipe for Maggie s soup her home remedies for illness of the day the do it yourself Christmas gifts people fashioned from whatever sparse materials were available to the furs and muffs women wore as they skated on the Bay She also includes fragments of articles from the Deseronto Post with its mix of local reports gossip advertisements and comments on world events Even Kenan s litany of products available at the local drugstore where he balances the books reflects the times And the characters uirky names Tress Oak Am and Zel must surely come from the past as well This is a story which describes what happens when people do not say the things they want to say letting time pass memories fester and leaving loneliness in its wake Keeping secrets was a way of life that reflected the times when difficult events were hidden and a community colluded to enact a vow of silence over illegitimate children unfaithful spouses mental illness and domestic violence things considered unmentionable The title is a clarion call to tell rather than keep the past hidden to share stories that really should be told Itani s narrative warns of the dangers of burying them or pushing them away because they always seem to find a way to haunt those who would not face them appearing at a later time in their lives This is a well written story with beautiful understated language However I found the pacing difficult The narrative was bookended by a very slow start and an abrupt conclusion with secrets revealed on New Year s Eve and coming before readers are ready for them One of those secrets many probably expected while two others are not There are so many unanswered uestions with the sad and unsettling ending and so much could have been explored before things were brought to a conclusion with a marriage forever damaged and an unexpected and life changing gift arriving and thankfully received This novel was short listed for the prestigious Giller prize in 2014 a notable achievement Cain's Book unacknowledged between them Maggie finds joy in her friendship with a local widow and in the Choral Society started by Lukas a Music Director who has moved to the town from an Wie wir älter werden unknown place in war torn Europe While rehearsing and performing Maggie rediscovers a part of herself that. This novel grows out of but is not a seuel to Itani s award winning novel Deafening 2003 That novel set at the beginning of World War 1 told the story of Grania O Neil who lost her hearing after a bout of scarlet fever when she was five and her new husband who survived the horrors of the war on the Belgium front It explored themes of love identity and the resilience reuired to face the challenge of devastating loss This book explores similar themes and returns to the small Ontario town of Deseronto located between Kingston and Belleville pulling characters from Deafening to begin a new narrative The stories of Tress and Kenan Oak and Maggie O Neill and her husband Am form the core of the bookIt is 1919 and people in this small town are still struggling to make a life after they lost sons brothers and husbands on the battlefields Many who returned from the war were damaged physically and mentally by events overseas Kenan Oak is one of those men the husband of Grania s sister Tress In 1914 at the age of twenty he volunteered to go to war and returned from France with devastating injuries Wounded by shrapnel he has one left arm that hangs Reformist Apocalypticism and Piers Plowman Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature uselessly by his side and from which he has no feeling and only one eye he can see from His face is a mess of scars Since his return Keenan has remained isolated in his home never venturing out and letting only his adoptive father his wife Tress and Tress s Aunt Maggie and Uncle Am to see him He has chosen to stay in his house Comanche Moon Rising until he is ready to leave His condition is such that no one pushes him Kenan and his wife are struggling to reestablish their married life but there is little conversation between them Tress desperately wants to bring him back from the darkness that hangs over him trying to be patient and give him time to heal But she is frustrated and impatient with his progress She is trying to accept what he has become and what she has become in response but her spirit is flagging as are her efforts The couple would desperately like to have a child but so far their attempts to conceive have failed and there is no explanation for it Itani describes Kenan s shell shock a condition today known as PTSD with its never ending flashbacks hallucinations depression and the anxiety he experiences as he sits day after day watching activity on the Bay of The Tragedie of Antony and Cleopatra uinte He is entertained by the water traffic watching the fishermen the pleasure craft the row boats and the canoes As it becomes colder and he watches the annual resurrection of the skating rink he begins to reminisce about his time skating as a boy The rink is one familiar thing that has not been affected by the war and becomes a key to his reawakeningKenan receives a letter from Hugh one of his fellow soldiers from PEI who was with him in the trenches Hugh is recovering in a sanatorium and suggests they reconnect when he completes his treatment from tuberculosis Like Kenan he is isolated forced to rest in bed to recover from his illness The two exchange stories about the random carnage on the battlefields and in the trenches where there was no logical explanation for who walked away who returned home and who just vanished into the landscape Another story The Lake unfolds parallel to that of Kenan and Tress It is the story of her Aunt Maggie and Uncle Am whose relationship is struggling A tragedy in their early married life marked them both Undone by their grief they agreed to bury it with their past life on the farm and move to the city to begin a new life But that secret kept hidden for so many years has left something behind It has become a festering wound that has created a rift in their relationship and continues to grow wider and deeper with each passing year slowly chipping away at their sense of togetherness and driving them apart There remains little connection between them They cannot even enjoy a comfortable silence instead the Cain's Book uiet is fraught with a hovering tension Am desperately wants to talk to Maggie about the past He realizes now that it was a mistake to live with a sorrow pushed down and hidden instead of living with it talking about it and trying to make things better At one time their vow to secrecy had helped keep them together now it is driving them apart But Am remains silent and spends most of his time in the clock tower above their tiny apartment keeping busyMaggie dreamed of a singing career but has had to be content with participating in the church choir She has always had an intense connection to music which made her happy When the new choir director Lukas Sebastian a voice teacher with a The Flames of Cyzicus A Cassius Corbulo short story uiet passion for music arrives from Europe to take the position of choir director her love of music is once again awakened Lukas challenges her to sing a solo for the Xmas concert and although it scares her it also stirs her long buried need for a personal connection in a life that has been devoid of emotional feeling for many years Her musical performance becomes a cathartic beginning that releases a hurt that has been locked away and begins a chain of events that both frees and devastates her A sub plot involving Kenan s birth and adoption by a The Flames of Cyzicus A Cassius Corbulo short story uiet taciturn welder begins with a photo his adoptive father brings him and gives Kenan the courage to ask about his birth mother That leads to Also Known as Elvis The Misfits #4 uestions that have puzzled him and answers he would never have believed possibleWhile Itani s novel Deafening brought readers face to face with violent scenes from the battlefields this novel deals with the difficulties soldiers faced when they returned home to their families Itani explores the debilitating physical injuries these men suffered with the eually painful mental images they carried in their memories The 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important part of the narrative as Itani portrays life in small town Ontario after the war filling her narrative with the important details that lend it authenticity to time and place Her meticulous research shows in those small important details such as the recipe for Maggie s soup her home remedies for illness of the day the do it yourself Christmas gifts people fashioned from whatever sparse materials were available to the furs and muffs women wore as they skated on the Bay She also includes fragments of articles from the Deseronto Post with its mix of local reports gossip advertisements and comments on world events Even Kenan s litany of products available at the local drugstore where he balances the books reflects the times And the characters Die Hundeesser von Svinia uirky names Tress Oak Am and Zel must surely come from the past as well This is a story which describes what happens when people do not say the things they want to say letting time pass memories fester and leaving 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FREE READ Tell By Frances Itani ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The bestselling author of the award winning international sensation Deafening returns to the period following the First World War with a tour de force an extraordinary novel of secrets withheld and secrets revealedIn 1919 only months after the end of the Great War the men and women of Deseronto struggle to recover from wounds of the past both visible and hidden Kenan a young soldier who has returned from the war damaged and disfigured confines himself to his small house on the Bay of uinte wandering outside only under the cover of n. Canada in 2014 has seen a large number of events marking the start of World War One far too many of them in my view aimed at conveying pride in Canada s participation despite the tens of thousands of our citizens killed and the many wounded in a war which settled little and led to even devastating conflict just 21 years later This fine novel by Frances Itani Tell provides a much appropriate perspective probing beautifully the harsh impact of World War One on Canadian soldiers and their families Itani is a well established author but this novel is especially good and has been nominated for the 2014 Giller Prize along with five others All these books this year are marked by a social and political relevance that is unusual for English Canadian fiction The six as a whole provide insights into mental illness the abuse of human rights the devastations of war and terrorism and the realities of povertyTell is particularly powerful in its examination of the effects of war The account it presents is constrained geographically confined mostly to the small town of Deseronto just by Lake Ontario A wounded soldier Kenan Oak returns from World War One to face the difficult task of readjusting to his marriage and his family but on this small canvass a deeply emotional though fundamentally simple story plays out The relationships that Itani traces interact with intricate subtlety and an intensity that builds powerfully but slowly for the reader Kenan s memory and changed ties convey the devastation of the war the destruction of illusions about heroism in battle and also the potential about links with others rebuilding life Itani is also especially compelling in her accounts of women taking control of their own lives in this context of social changeThis is the first of Itani s books that I have read and I am deeply impressed More of her novels will certainly be on my To Read list Elektrotechnik uinte wandering outside only Letters of Fyodor Dostoevsky to his family and friends under the cover of n. Canada in 2014 has seen a large number of events marking the start of World War One far too many of them in my view aimed at conveying pride in Canada s participation despite the tens of thousands of our citizens killed and the many wounded in a war which settled little and led to even devastating conflict just 21 years later This fine novel by Frances Itani Tell provides a much appropriate perspective probing beautifully the harsh impact of World War One on Canadian soldiers and their families Itani is a well established author but this novel is especially good and has been nominated for the 2014 Giller Prize along with five others All these books this year are marked by a social and political relevance that is An Amish Family Christmas unusual for English Canadian fiction The six as a whole provide insights into mental illness the abuse of human rights the devastations of war and terrorism and the realities of povertyTell is particularly powerful in its examination of the effects of war The account it presents is constrained geographically confined mostly to the small town of Deseronto just by Lake Ontario A wounded soldier Kenan Oak returns from World War One to face the difficult task of readjusting to his marriage and his family but on this small canvass a deeply emotional though fundamentally simple story plays out The relationships that Itani traces interact with intricate subtlety and an intensity that builds powerfully but slowly for the reader Kenan s memory and changed ties convey the devastation of the war the destruction of illusions about heroism in battle and also the potential about links with others rebuilding life Itani is also especially compelling in her accounts of women taking control of their own lives in this context of social changeThis is the first of Itani s books that I have read and I am deeply impressed More of her novels will certainly be on my To Read list


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  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Tell By Frances Itani
  • Frances Itani
  • English
  • 10 January 2020
  • 9781443406925