It s October 1970 in Montreal, Quebec Nadine is a trade unionist with the garment workers union Twenty years earlier in 1950, at the age of 15, she was banished to a home for unwed mothers Her baby daughter, whose father is shrouded in secrecy, was given away for adoption without her permission This prompts her to cut all ties with her mixed Irish and French Canadian Catholic family whose past is cluttered with secrets, betrayals, incest and violence She vows one day she will reunite with her daughter Following the FLQ kidnapping of a British Trade Commissioner and the Quebec Minister of Labour, Ottawa proclaims the War Measures Act and sends the army into Quebec These staggering political events lay the foundation for a reunion between Nadine and her daughter Lisette, embittered after been bounced from one foster home to another since she was a baby Lisette and her partner Serge, who is close to the FLQ, need money and see Nadine as a possible source based on information they ve gathered about Nadine s family World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, and the 1970 October crisis provide the backdrop to this family saga spanning some 60 years Murielle Cyr breaks new ground by telling The Daughters Story, an unsung, overlooked but intensely passionate tale of women, propelled by their unquenchable need to belong despite oppressive conditions hard to imagine nowadays, and who manage to survive and thrive. New Read The Daughters' Story Author Murielle Cyr For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
Murielle Cyr is author of Culloo, a novella for young adults.Her short stories and poetry have appeared in several literary magazines through the years The Daughters Story is her debut historical fiction novel She holds Creative Writing and Education degrees from Concordia University She lives in Richelieu, Qu bec, just south of Montreal.
- 270 pages
- The Daughters' Story
- Murielle Cyr
- 22 March 2018 Murielle Cyr