Starting a dialogue on mortality, adoption and mental illness
Here’s a review I wrote published in today’s Vancouver Sun of Joan Didion’s Blue Nights.
Where The Year of Magical Thinking was immediate, certain and assured, Blue Nights unrolls and wonders. It situates itself within the longer-term ache and gape of grief and the questioning that creeps in alongside that. Didion ponders the accumulation that is living with profound grief. She asks a lot of questions.