The Molly Fire

The Molly Fire

by Michael Mitchell
     
 

Molly, an eighty-year-old artist, drowns in her bath while living alone on Vancouver Island. When her son, Toronto writer and photographer Michael Mitchell, arrives from the east the next day he finds a studio full of her paintings and a treasure trove of family papers that take him on a romantic journey to the far corners of the world and back as far as the early

Overview


Molly, an eighty-year-old artist, drowns in her bath while living alone on Vancouver Island. When her son, Toronto writer and photographer Michael Mitchell, arrives from the east the next day he finds a studio full of her paintings and a treasure trove of family papers that take him on a romantic journey to the far corners of the world and back as far as the early 18th century. Illustrated with Molly’s art and her son’s evocative photographs of her empty house and studio, The Molly Fire collages dance cards, war diaries, menus, naval dispatches, and news reports to create a vivid and moving memoir as well as a poignant meditation on loss and identity. Shortlisted for the 2005 Governor General's Award, the 2005 Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, and a Globe & Mail Top 100 Book of 2005.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550226768
Publisher:
ECW Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author


Michael Mitchell is a photographer, filmmaker, and the author of "Monsters." He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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