Remedies is a deeply original autobiographical fiction that chronicles the lives of five generations of women. It is beautifully layered and brought to life through image-driven vignettes that have been paired down into razor-sharp scenes. The stories convey tragedy and comedy in equal portions. Wombs and halos, mothers and daughters; the story is circular—the beginning has a before, and the ending is not the end. At the bottom of most pages Patricia Cotter-Busbee has created a parallel existence that consists of incantations, proverbs, and recipes that provide another layer of running commentary.
Adoptee Author: Patricia Cotter-Busbee
Publication Year: 2013