The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie


This book thoroughly deserved the Stella Prize 2019.
Vicki has been disowned and disinherited but is summoned home to Alberta Canada to look after her elderly father who seems to be in a neglected state.
This memoir reveals a psychologically disturbed but powerful mother whose influence has wreaked havoc in the life of Vicki and the rest of the family. Vicki perseveres but finds little reward for her efforts.
This is a powerful and emotional biography and hard to put down.

- Barb