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The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie

ANU


Vicki Laveau-Harvie’s gripping memoir, a Stella prize-winning debut novel, exposes the psychological nuances of family life wrought by a manipulative personality. Set in the isolated mountain ranges of Alberta, Laveau-Harvie returns to a father systematically starved and kept prisoner by a mentally unstable mother. Darkly humorous, grippingly explosive and starkly realistic, The Erratics exposes the endurance of life under the most trying of conditions. - Jess