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Hating Gladys: A Novel free pdf Gladys Pratt was in control, the mistress of her own domain. In the sixties, she and her husband were running a lodge in a remote area of the Yukon. Communication to the outside world was by mail, if it got out. Gladys was a tyrant. Deeply unhappy in her own life, she made life miserable for everyone around her - her housekeeper, her cooks and the young women who worked as her waitresses during the summer months. Kendy and Elke were two of them - fresh out of high school and heading to university, they anticipated earning enough money to pay their first semester's tuition. Elke was shy and timid, new at waitressing and often the butt of Gladys' wrath. But Kendy was more confident and found the courage to stand up to Gladys, and for that Gladys' punishment was devastating.Flash forward: Vancouver 2000. Kendy is a successful entrepreneur, and Elke a university professor. One summer day, Elke spots Gladys on the bus. She's shocked at seeing Gladys and struggles with the fierce emotions that threaten to engulf her. Elke seeks out Kendy- neither has forgotten their Yukon summer. Kendy thirsts for revenge and draws the reluctant Elke into a plan. This is a story of conflicting emotions told from both Elke's and Glady's points of view. Their disparate voices weave a story of wit and irony, humour and anguish. Gom explores the damaged lives of younger and older women learning to deal with bitterness and betrayal, the destructive impulses of a dangerous hatred, and the treacherous but remedial ways of understanding and forgiveness.

About Leona Gom

Leona Gom is the author of 13 books of fiction and poetry, and has been published extensively in journals and anthologies in Canada, the US, England, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Australia and New Zealand.

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Author : Leona Gom
Publisher : Sumach Press
Data Published : 20 September 2002
ISBN : 1894549198
EAN : 9781894549196
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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