In "The Return" we follow a Canadian narrator as she searches for a suitable place to scatter her mother's ashes near the latter's childhood home in Glasgow. All the while there seems to be a balancing of the two intuitively conflicting adages, "you can never go home again" and "the more things change, the more they stay the same."
The story also deals with Alzheimer's Disease, which as I mentioned earlier this year has a personal connection for me, but I have a feeling that without it, I'd probably be complaining about the story being too melancholy and subtle (the two-fold CanLit curse).
In any case, happy Canada Day?
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