Tuesday, July 1, 2014 |
Sweetness in the Belly won the 2006 Trillium Book Award and was a finalist for the 2005 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Once you step inside, history has to be rewritten to include you. A fiction develops a story that weaves you into the social fabric, giving you roots and a local identity. You are assimilated, and in erasing your differences and making you one of their own, the community can maintain belief in its wholeness and purity. After two or three generations, nobody remembers the story is fiction. It has become fact. And this is how history is made.
From Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb ©2006. Published by Anchor Canada.