|Statement||edited by Stephen Fisher.|
|Contributions||Fisher, Stephen, 1930-|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||209|
This book, The Erratics, was a 'must-read-on' narrative, with a location intriguing enough to invite search in a atlas to find the area of Canada which is central to the story. Two sisters with the responsibility of the care of aging parents, and who undertake this with varying degrees of love or otherwise to those parents.2/5(1). The Unmissables: The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie – a memoir of entirely its own genre. The Erratics book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. a searing, brilliantly-written memoir about a destructive and cunni Home/5. Book Blurb: Dark, sharp, blackly funny and powerful, this is memoir, wielded as weapon, with the tightly compressed energy of an explosive device. ‘We’ve been disowned and disinherited: there’s not changing it, I say. When something bad happens to them, we’ll know soon enough and we’ll deal with it together.
Vicki Laveau-Harvie’s debut work The Erratics — winner of this year's Stella Prize — is a beautifully written memoir about a monstrous mother and the heavy cost of estrangement from one's family. The quality of its prose is reason enough to embark on the author's journey into her past, and her battle to claim sovereignty. The Erratics is a memoir by Vicki Laveau-Harvie, a début author in her mid-seventies. The Erratics won the Stella Prize, for the best book by an Australian woman published in the preceding year. Debut memoir The Erratics possesses a rare honesty, exploding socially sanctioned ideas about mothers and families. Vicki Laveau-Harvie's remarkable, uncomfortable memoir . Set in the harsh cold of rural Canada, Vicki Laveau-Harvie’s The Erratics is a dark, autobiographical story about her journey home to take care of her estranged mother.
The Erratics is a brave and sometimes harrowing book, one that deserves a wide audience, but it’s also a testament to family love and the ties that bind. UPDATE: Kate, who blogs at Books are my Favourite and Best, has also reviewed this book. This book, The Erratics, was a 'must-read-on' narrative, with a location intriguing enough to invite search in a atlas to find the area of Canada which is central to the story. Two sisters with the responsibility of the care of aging parents, and who undertake this with varying degrees of love or otherwise to those parents/5(58). Vicki Laveau-Harvie is a debut novelist, and The Erratics is a memoir of a difficult time in her life, coping with the demise of her elderly parents who she had gotten estranged from. The striking thing about the book, almost immediately, is her unique voice. It . The erratics is the story of how Laveau-Harvie and her sister responded to their estranged aging parents’ needs as infirmity caught up with them. Canadian-born Laveau-Harvie had, decades earlier, escaped the family home in rural Alberta moving, eventually, to Australia.