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Fiction Literary

Everything Was Good-bye

by (author) Gurjinder Basran

Publisher
Mother Tongue Publishing
Initial publish date
Oct 2010
Category
Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781896949079
    Publish Date
    Oct 2010
    List Price
    $21.95

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2012 Top 5 Canada reads Choice in BC/Yukon

 

Winner of the 2011 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

 

Search For the Great BC Novel Contest

 

2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semi-finalist

 

Everything Was Good-bye centers around Meena, a young Indo Canadian woman growing up in the lower mainland of British Columbia and traces her life as she struggles to assert her independence in a Punjabi community. Raised by her tradition bound widowed mother, Meena knows the freedoms of her Canadian peers can never be hers, but unlike her sisters, she is reluctant to submit to a life that is defined by a suitable marriage. Though a narrative moving between race and culture, it is ultimately a story of love, loss and self-acceptance amidst shifting cultural ideals.

About the author

Gurjinder Basran studied creative writing at Simon Fraser University and The Banff Center for the Arts. Her work was shortlisted for the 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and earned her a place in the Vancouver Sun’s annual speculative arts and culture article, “Ones To Watch.” A 2006 graduate of Simon Fraser University’s award-winning Writer’s Studio, Gurjinder has read her work at the Vancouver International Writers Festival and has been both a panelist and facilitator on writing at the 2007 Writer’s Studio alumni symposium. She lives in Delta, British Columbia with her husband and two sons. This is her first novel.

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