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Phantompains

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  • Publisher:
    BC Libraries Cooperative, 2021
    Note: This book was produced with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
  • Hardcopy Braille format available.
    Publisher:
    BC Libraries Cooperative, 2021
    Note: You can request this braille book through your public library. Public libraries anywhere in Canada may borrow this book by contacting the Six Nations Public Library in Ohsweken, Ontario. This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Date:
    Created
    2021
    Summary:

    Phantompains is a visceral, imaginative collection exploring disability, grief and life by interweaving stark memories with magic surrealism. Taking inspiration from Filipino horror and folk tales, Estacion incorporates some Visayan language into her work, telling stories of mermen, gnomes and ogres that haunt childhood stories of the Philippines and, then, imaginings in her hospital room, where she spent months after her operations, recovering. There is a dreamlike quality to these pieces, rivaled by depictions of pain, of amputation, of hysterectomy, of disability, and the realization of catastrophic change.

    Original Publisher: Vancouver, BC, BC Libraries Cooperative
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781771666862
    Collection(s)/Series: Authors with Disabilities Collection