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Trash is a moving and unapologetic memoir. At times troubling and others bizarrely comical, Laurie Anne Hoover regales her tragic and poverty-stricken childhood. From her birth to a low-income Catholic family in Kingston, Ontario, her story unfolds to reveal rich, vivid characters who, like their counter part in her life, are real and dynamic. Told with the wisdom and sharp perspective of an adult, Laurie brings a surreal filter to the life she has lived.
"Debut author Hoover offers a blend of documentary-style reportage and artistic perspective to this work. Her detailing of Lynn's father, in particular, has the raw ring of truth and her descriptions of several of Lynn's personal photographs as chronological markers within the narrative are effective. It's a compelling tale...a stark, striking study of childhood abuse and recovery."
Laurie is an avid painter, writer and teacher.