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By Alice Petersen

ISBN-10: 1926845536

ISBN-13: 9781926845531

WINNER OF THE QWF FIRST booklet PRIZE

“Alice Petersen writes as eloquently concerning the flora and fauna as she does concerning the global of human emotion and wish. it is a clever and ambitious choice of stories.”—David Bezmozgis, writer of The unfastened World

Alice Petersen's All the Voices Cry is masterful and potent—incredibly pleasant for a reader.

— Kathleen wintry weather, writer of Annabel

An academic’s spouse, suffering to maintain along with her husband’s quest to discover a long-dead author’s Tahitian love-garden, realizes that her personal inspiration of paradise not comprises her husband. An architect desires of slim redheads, Champlain’s astrolabe, and a broom with mortality—and reveals not less than the latter at Danseuses 7 Jours. An aged guy forums a trans-Pacific flight in an try and elude the prediction of a psychic, basically to appreciate too past due how the prophecy has formed his actions.

In All the Voices Cry, sleek lifestyles collides with the entire previous pushes and pulls: urban and kingdom, the worldwide and the neighborhood, the proper and the true. Petersen’s characters chase the mirage of break out, and are stated challenging via fact. this can be a booklet rooted in panorama, tangled within the brambles of non-public heritage, and it introduces in Alice Petersen a wondrous new voice that's yours to discover.

Alice Petersen is a author and critic whose paintings has been shortlisted for varied Canadian prizes and awards. She used to be born in New Zealand and now lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

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Omniscience can change to nulliscience, or omnisenility; he hoped he wasn't spending all this effort to meet with some metaphysical rodomontade. Almost, he turned back. But then the sky cleared abruptly, and his misgivings vanished as he saw a familiar marker. He was passing it from below this time, but he knew what it read: all hope abandon ye who enter HERE. It was about when he fell past this that the last of his halo had gone skittering away lightless in a scorching blast from Hell. Death, what a day that had been!

The double-doors say in gold script, "Come in! Come in! Welcome! For Blessed are they that give Life" And then, in the lower corner, "RIGHT-TO-LIFE ADOPTION CENTER” Maylene stops, her baby held so tightly that it murmurs. She cant go in. But there's another woman coming behind her. This gives Maylene strength to pull open the door and hold it for the other, a gray-haired, drawn-faced, white woman lugging a large, angry-looking infant wearing an engineer's cap. Behind her Maylene sees other figures converging on the Center.

But she has time only to notice that the walls are papered with pictures of little animals in dresses—mice, maybe—and that there's a row of empty high-chairs by the counter, before a nurse is beside her and the other mother. " The nurse— she's white, like everyone Maylene can see here—urges them back. " No smiles from Maylene and the other. The child in the cap lets out a loud squall. The door marked "Baby Reception" is next to the one they'd come in. Inside is also warm and bright, with another padded counter.

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