Namesake by Joan Fiset
NOW THE DAY IS OVER
White wall. A wedge of light.
He whispers, It’s Little Sunbeam’s Sister.
She hovers overhead; somewhere,
nowhere and unseen.
Little Sunbeam’s Sister
King County Arts Commission Book Award, Selected by Rebecca Brown
“At the center of Joan Fiset’s exquisitely written memoir is a heartbreaking family secret the child knows but must not tell out loud. I read Now The Day Is Over in one fell swoop. Hypnotic, controlled yet wildly imaginative, it is one of the most disturbing and beautiful accounts of childhood I’ve ever read.” Jane Shore
“Both comforting and unsettling. For all the domestic terrors at the heart of it, it is a quiet, intimate book that unfolds in a gentle, unraveling manner, gaining much of its power through its muted tone and persistent gradual revealing.” Jim Heynen
ISBN 0-011287-22-1 (paper) $12.95
146 pages 6 x 9