Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab
- ISBN: 9780385676236
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- Publisher: [S.l.] : Doubleday Canada, 2014.
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|Summary, etc.:||-- Cereus Blooms at NightMoving Forward Sideways Like a Crab Jonathan Lewis-Adey was nine when his parents, who were raising him in a tree-lined Toronto neighbourhood, separated and his mother, Sid, vanished from his life. It was not until he was a grown man, and a promising writer with two books to his name, that Jonathan finally reconnected with his beloved parentâonly to find, to his shock and dismay, that the woman heâd known as âSidâ had morphed into an elegant, courtly man named Sydney. In the decade following this discovery, Jonathan made regular pilgrimages from Toronto to visit Sydney, who now lived quietly in a well-appointed retreat in his native Trinidad. And on each visit, Jonathan struggled to overcome his confusion and anger at the choices Sydney had made, trying with increasing desperation to rediscover the parent heâd once adored inside this familiar stranger. As the novel opens, Jonathan has been summoned urgently to Trinidad where Sydney, now aged and dying, seems at last to offer him the gift he longs for: a winding story that moves forward sideways as it slowly peels away the layers of Sydneyâs life. But soon it becomes clear that when and where the story will end is up to Jonathan, and it is he who must decide what to do with Sydneyâs haunting legacy of love, loss, and acceptance.|
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