The Lion in the Room Next DoorBook - 1999
This spellbinding collection of eleven stories chronicles the remarkable journey of one woman's life from childhood to adulthood, through exotic landscapes, and through the darker, more mysterious terrain of the human heart. The title story inhabits a child's private realm within the maze of corridors in a Brazilian hotel. Later, a toy gun from a cowgirl costume becomes the symbol of something all too real. In a cramped apartment in Sweden, a young wife finds herself caught in the tensions between her husband and his father. A wife slips the bonds of marriage on a beach in Mexico. In a desert canyon on the island of Kauai, a woman at middle age discovers just how much she is willing to risk. And, in the haunting final story, the death of a parent unlocks the grief of a child's tragic death years before. Dazzling, evocative, daring, The Lion in the Room Next Door is an exquisitely crafted work of the imagination.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1999
Branch Call Number: 819.85403/SIM 4565fi 1