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Take Me to Coney Island
Guernica Editions, Fall 1993
306 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9780920717929
ISBN10: 0920717926
English
$5.95 Canada, $5.95 US

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Take Me to Coney Island illuminates the changing perceptions and many initiations of Hanna Davidson, daughter of Jewish immigrants, born and raised on a slum block in the East Side of Montreal. The stories flash backward and forward in time, beginning with the twenty-year-old Hanna's lament for the defeats of her parents. The collection ends with the outsider's love song -- addressed by Hanna to her husband while she snorkels with him underwater, recognizing her separateness even while they breathe as one.

Books by Miriam Packer

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