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In the Eye of the Sun

Written by
Soraya Erian

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140 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888872098
$16.95 CA

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About the Book In the eye of Egypt´s denuding sun, the prodigal returns from Canada on four visits to her motherland, plunges into an environment energizing in its beauty/chaos, exhausting in its tension-riveted exchange with her mother. A cacophony of voices registers the rise and fall of love and withdrawal, understanding and rejection, dedication to parent/native land and yearning for a return home to Canada, smell of impending death and reawakened lust for life. A recurring fugue plays Canada´s greenery against Egypt´s landscape, backdrops to the love/alienation struggle between mother and daughter, until the two, having offered their single prayers in unison at Heliopolis Church, descend its marble steps hand in hand. Charcoal drawings enhance the contrapuntal melodies throughout the poems.

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About the Author Soraya Erian
Soraya Erian (1936- ) came from Cairo, Egypt to study English Literature at the University of Toronto. After earning a Ph.D., she taught college English, married, had a daughter and son, became a grandmother, pursued writing, drawing/painting, and had five books of poetry and drawings published. She has garnered numerous Best Poem awards. In art, she seeks the essence of reality while in poetry, she draws upon subterranean images, music of the inner ear, and the exhilaration of senses.

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