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Steps in the Dark: Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows

we had to go back and retrace our steps in the dark which I suppose is the meaning of life. Miriam Toews’s conspicuously autobiographical novel All My Puny Sorrows is the story of two sisters, Elfrieda and Yolandi — from a Mennonite community, like Toews, and with a father who, like Toews’s, committed suicide. Elfrieda, like Toews’s sister, […]

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