A Review of The Wigmaker, The Capilano Review

 

The Wigmaker

My review of The Wigmaker, by Janet Gallant and Sharon Thesen, published over at The Capilano Review. An excerpt:

Janet’s voice, embodied by Sharon’s poetry, tells us what this young black woman, poised and pretty, will endure and what will happen to her. To read the poems as historical documentation of a hidden life, a silenced voice, is to enter a dimension that forces both inquiry—how can this have happened?—and also an understanding of the reality of what many endure, behind the closed doors of a home… “