Exploring Stories of Abuse in Eden Robinson's "Monkey Beach"
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This paper discusses the themes of abuse in the novel "Monkey Beach" by Eden Robinson. It takes the stories of Uncle Mick and Aunt Trudy as examples to discuss different ways of coping with an abusive history, and links these personal narratives to larger themes of structural violence in Native communities. It offers a close reading of the text with many quotations and page references.
From the Paper:"The book Monkey Beach has the distinction of being the first English-language novel published by an author from the Haisla tribe of British Columbia. Written by Eden Robinson, the story takes place in the fishing community of Kitimaat Village and is told from the perspective of 19-year-old Haisla girl Lisamarie Michelle Hill. Using a fractured non-linear narrative structure told largely through flashback and supernatural imagery, Monkey Beach offers a powerful meditation on the various abuses and indignities that continue to impact Aboriginal communities in Canada. The story has a cyclic motion, and this..."
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Exploring Stories of Abuse in Eden Robinson's "Monkey Beach" (2007, December 01) Retrieved December 13, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/exploring-stories-of-abuse-in-eden-robinson-monkey-beach-133327/
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