Hamilton history, Hamilton geography, place, bricks, Locke Street

The House with the Parapet Wall

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 Author: John Terpstra

Grieving the diminishment and death of his elderly mother, John Terpstra finds solace in a seemingly unusual place:  the stories (both historical and fanciful) of the nineteenth-century houses in his Hamilton neighbourhood and of the families which have inhabited them.  With a well-honed knack for the circuitous route, Terpstr tackles weighty questions like "Why must we die?" by following his imaginative curiosity into the bricks-and-mortar matters of our daily lives, understanding that the dwellings we construct do more than just shed the weather, but are also physical manifestations of our notions of "family" and "home".


Price: $26.20 (GST included)
148 pages
Publisher: Gaspereau Press Limited

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