Dear Current Occupant

Dear Current Occupant

A Memoir

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"From Vancouver-based writer Chelene Knight, this is a creative nonfiction memoir about home and belonging set in the 80s and 90s of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Using a variety of forms including letters, essays and poems, Knight reflects on her childhood through a series of letters addressed to all of the current occupants now living in the twenty different houses she moved in and out of with her mother and brother. From blurry non-chronological memories of trying to fit in with her own family as the only mixed East Indian/Black child, to crystal clear recollections of parental drug use, Knight draws a vivid portrait of memory that still longs for a place and a home. Peering through windows and doors into intimate, remembered spaces now occupied by strangers, Knight writes to them in order to deconstruct her own past. From the rubble of memory she then builds a real place in order to bring herself back home. Chelene Knight was born in Vancouver, and is currently the Managing Editor of Room Magazine. A graduate of The Writers' Studio at SFU, her debut book, Braided Skin, was published in 2015"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : BookThug, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781771663908
Branch Call Number: C818.603 KNI 2018
Characteristics: 131 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm


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A cross genre memoir about growing up on the Downtown Eastside.

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Dec 28, 2018

The poetry of looking for home and finding one's self.

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