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The Complex Arms

Dolly Dennis

Publisher: Dundurn

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Storming into the insular world of an apartment complex, a tornado upends the lives of apartment manager Adeen and other tenants in this quirky, entertaining novel
Adeen distracts herself from responsibilities of caring for a disabled daughter and dreamer/deadbeat husband by inserting herself in other tenants' lives
Inspired by real events in Edmonton in 1987; author interviewed people who experienced the Black Friday tornado and researched the event extensively
Explores issues of mental illness, infidelity, spousal abuse, death, child loss, and disability
Author has been shortlisted for an Alberta literary award

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