Whose Birthday Is It?
What do you really know about the day you were born?
by Dennis Lee Edwards
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Pub Date 29 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 03 Jan 2024
The author of this book captures the reader's attention from the start by weaving a tale of a son's grief over the loss of his mother, which is intensified by the coincidental alignment of his mother's burial with his birthday. The man's memories of his mother and the special ritual they shared on his birthday provide a lens through which the reader can explore the anthropological phenomenon of a woman's transition into motherhood.
The story's exploration of this phenomenon is both insightful and engaging, with the author taking care to provide historical and cultural context that helps to frame the phenomenon in a way that is accessible to the reader. The author's narrative style is also captivating, with a poetic use of language that immerses the reader in the story.
Overall, this book is highly recommended for anyone looking for a touching and thought-provoking read. It is a beautiful and insightful work of fiction that explores the universal themes of love, loss, and the human experience in a fresh and captivating way.