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After Alice by Karen Hofmann

By Karen Hofmann

After retiring from the heady international of academia, Sidonie von Täler has lower back to the small Okanagan Valley city she escaped in her adolescence for the lighting of the massive urban. The relatives orchard has given that long past to seed, or even many years later Sidonie nonetheless reveals herself residing within the shadow of her deceased older sister Alice.

As she will get right down to paintings sifting in the course of the detritus of her family’s legacy, Sidonie is haunted via thoughts of trauma and triumph in equivalent degree, and needs to have the ability to reconcile her earlier and current whereas reconnecting with the relatives she has left.

Karen Hofmann’s debut novel blends a poetic sensibility with problems with land stewardship, social stratification and colonialism, portray the geological and old panorama of the Okanagan in vibrant and sundry colors.

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Let’s move on,” he tried to lift himself up but quickly fell to the ground in pain.

The stocky redhead intermittently walked backward, watching for any surprises. He had done this several times without any problems, but finally bumped into Bridazak who had stopped walking for some unknown reason. ” Dulgin harshly whispered. ” They gazed at the twisting fire and watched it flutter and move to the left. An air source was coming out of the right wall. ” Within minutes, they had discovered and opened the elusive portal by pushing it in on one side. It was a swivel set-up that was well crafted.

A soft glow permeated the area as a beautiful human apparition appeared. She glided from inside the immense statue. Translucent, grey-colored, ghostlike clothing fluttered about. Her eyes emanated a hypnotic, dazzling blue light as she hovered gracefully before the group. “You don’t have much time, as you are being tracked by mystics,” she said without her lips moving. Her voice was powerful and soothing, and spoke within their minds. ” Bridazak asked, a puzzled look on his face. “Listen to what I have to say.

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