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Fiction Family Life

A Season Among Psychics

by (author) Elizabeth Greene

Inanna Publications & Education Inc.
Initial publish date
May 2018
Family Life, Literary, Contemporary Women
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Judith, at fifty, feels that her life is irremediably stalled, and she is depressed. Although she has a secure job teaching English Literature at a university, she is the single mother of a son on the autistic spectrum who has been lurching through the school system, year by year. Buried under the surface of her life, is her longing to write, and her deep feelings for Brian, a man who taught her in a creative writing program, and with whom she has telepathic connection. When Judtih meets Rosetta Kempffer at a psychic fair, she doesn't imagine that anything could change a life that seems so hopelessly stuck. Rosetta suggests Judith take a course from her in psychic healing, and although Judith is skeptical, she signs up, not expecting it to make a bit of difference. Yet, during the course, Judith learns not only techniques and awareness of healing, but also the truth of "things not seen with the bodily vision," and the profound connection between teaching and healing.

About the author

Elizabeth Greene's first collection of poems, The Iron Shoes, was published by Hidden Brook in 2007. Her work has appeared in the Queen's Feminist Review, and FreeFall and has been anthologized in Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Viet Nam War Era (2008) and in Arms Like Ladders: The Eloquent She (2007) as well as in two anthologies she has edited: Kingston Poets' Gallery (2006) and Common Magic: The Book of the New (edited with Danielle Gugler) (2008). She edited (and contributed to) We Who Can Fly: Poems, Essays and Memories in Honour of Adele Wiseman (1997) which won the Betty and Morris Aaron Jewish Book Award Prize for Best Scholarship on a Canadian Subject (1998). Her fiction has appeared in Descant, Room of One's Own and Quarry, as well as in the anthologies Vital Signs and Written in Stone. She taught English and creative writing courses at Queen's University for many years. She is currently working on a memoir. A piece drawing on this material was published in Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood on the Dropped Threads 3 website. She lives in Kingston with her son Alan and three cats. She is the Ontario Representative for the League of Canadian Poets.

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