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House of Anansi Press


Written by Daphne Marlatt

Published November 01, 1996 | ISBN 9780887845871
FICTION / Literary

Cover of Taken

Regular price $17.95 CAD

144 pages | 8.560 in × 5.500 in
Print Format

About this book


Daphne Marlatt

In this graceful, haunting, and evocative novel, the Gulf War becomes a touch-stone for Suzanne's meditation on her mother's life in World War II. Taken is a tribute to women whose lives have been taken over, or even taken, by war. In the end, out of the wreckage of grief and power, love and light -- however changed -- endure.

About the Author

Daphne Marlatt

Daphne Marlatt was born in Melbourne, Australia, and grew up in Penang, Malaysia, until her family immigrated to Canada in 1951. She is the author of the novels Ana Historic and Taken. She has published numerous collections of poetry, including Steveston, Touch to My Tongue, Salvage, This Tremor Love Is, and The Given, which won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. In 2006, she was appointed to the Order of Canada. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.