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The Memory Palace

The Memory Palace
Mira Bartok
Free Press
Publish date: 2011-08-09
$15.99
9781439183328
Trade Paper
Review date: 08/25/2011

Review:

The following review is by Wisconsin poet Kathryn Gahl

In THE MEMORY PALACE, Mira Bartok reveals how two little girls survive the cruel, bizarre behavior of their only parent, a mother gifted and schizophrenic.  The stories come alive with Bartok’s grand command of language, anthropologic references, exquisite drawings, and entries from her mother’s journals, entries full of poetry, cosmic insight, and tenderness—the same qualities Bartok brings to light with one addition: sanity. A difficult read, a necessary read, a read of immense love.
         --by Kathryn Gahl

   
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