Ulrike Hugenot is a young pianist who arrives home to her Berlin apartment and discovers a fat envelope stuffed into her mailbox. She is astonished when she realizes that it is from her late father Gustave s Canadian lover. I am writing to you because my daughter has died, writes Beatrice Mann. But this explains nothing. In the eighty pages of her letter that follow, Beatrice details her decades-long love affair with Gustave Hugenot. Grief, passion, fury, regret, fear, longing Beatrice meticulously charts these emotions ...

The Shape I Gave You 2007, Vintage Books Canada

ISBN-13: 9780676977493

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The Shape I Gave You 2006, Knopf Canada

ISBN-13: 9780676977486