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Family & Relationships Death, Grief, Bereavement


by (author) Hannah Godfrey

Nevermore Press, Ltd.
Initial publish date
Oct 2023
Death, Grief, Bereavement, Personal Memoirs
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2023
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Oubliette holds the charming quips and reminiscences of a mother and the anticipatory grief of her daughter. Hannah Godfrey collected scraps of conversations and recollections she shared with her mum, Ericca, during the last years of her life. In the same notebook, she kept quotes from films and books that articulated the terrible sadness of losing a loved one to a horrible illness. Sweet, funny, and devastating, Oubliette is a poignant, partial portrait of two people who loved each other wonderfully and irreplaceably.

About the author

Hannah Godfrey (AKA hannah_g) is a writer, artist, and curator living in Winnipeg, Treaty 1 Territory. Her work is informed by queer echo-locating, contemporary art, and recollection. Her book, Critical Fictions, was published by ARP in the spring of 2023, and she is currently writing The Midnight Florists, a mix of art writing and fiction.

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Editorial Reviews

The stuttering of fragments from Top Gun to Tracy Emin to Cicero renders a moving present-tense of grief in this text. Godfrey’s keen ear and vivid memory cast shadows that are deftly traced to form an outline of what has been cleft from the writer. —REBECCA LA MARRE, visual artist