Women Talking by Miriam Toews

I really appreciate. how the author molds this very relevant, often taboo issue and dilemma of sexual abuse in a closed (Mennonite) secretive society and turns it into a “Me Too” coming out, quite believable story. There is a growing sense of realistic drama, interest and engagement with some very interesting and authentic and diverse characters. Toews as well has a wonderful and deeply explored sense of humanity and how the human spirit manifests, or not, in so many different ways and in the end “how” in recognizing and allowing our vulnerability to be experienced consciously we can discover through the pain our inherent capacity for love and compassion to emerge and lead us forward.

Author: Gord Clements

I find some satisfaction in the act of attempting to express my experience of life through painting, writing, language and other art forms. I have been painting for over thirty five years and combine my love of art with a meditative and contemplative way of life. I have an intuitive sense that true creativity is something that arises from beyond and through the self that can be explored and shared through some form of expression although I always hope to open to the influence of that which is beyond my limited sense of self.

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