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Toronto Review of Books

Krank: Love in the New Dark Times , Sarah Sheard, (January 2014)

krank-332x500Gestalt therapist Ainsley Giddings just wants a sabbatical year free of entanglements to write her book. The protagonist of Toronto writer Sarah Sheard’s fourth novel – her first in over a decade – has recently left a difficult and draining all-but-legal ten-year marriage to Dan, “A man in search of compensation for some unmentionable past grievance, a man who fell into bed each night, disappointed with the day.” As a therapist, Ainsley recognizes, if not quite understands, her own troublesome need to rescue and nurture broken men and frequently berates herself for having allowed the demands of her relationship with Dan to override her own activities and projects for years. Continue reading here.


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