The Montreal Gazette Reviews Autobiography of Childhood

By Tracy Sherlock
Montreal Gazette
January 7 2012

The Montreal Gazette ran a review of Sina Queyras's Autobiography of Childhood, a reissue of an earlier review by the Vancouver Sun's Tracy Sherlock. Sherlock considers the combination of sensitivity and lyricism that makes the novel such a compelling read:

'The language is lyrical, circular at times, as is the story. But the novel’s strength is in its multi-dimensional look at the characters as they tell their tales.

'It’s a sad story, but in many ways it’s universal. Everybody dies, we all lose siblings, and we all inevitably lose our childhood. Queyras has created a layered, intense look at relationships, life and families in her first novel.'

Read the full review here.

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