Ami Sands Brodoff
Ami Sands Brodoff is the author of the novel, The White Space Between, Winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction. The novel centres on a mother and daughter grappling with the impact of the Holocaust. She is also the author of Bloodknots, a volume of thematically linked stories about family: the threads that bind people together and the ones that unravel without warning. Bloodknots was a finalist for The Re-Lit Award. Her debut novel, Can You See Me? was nominated for The Pushcart Prize and is a recommended book of NAMI (The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). Ami contributes frequent reviews to The Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, The Montreal Review of Books and The Gazette. Essays and articles have appeared in Vogue, Self and Elle. Ami has been awarded fellowships at Yaddo, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, Fundacion Valparaiso, The St. Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valetta, Malta, among others. A native New Yorker, Ami now makes her home in Montreal. She is currently completing her fourth book, the novel Faraway Nearby.
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Can You See Me?
What happens when the person you love most, best, falls prey to schizophrenia? Can You See Me? is the story of Doren and Sarah Solomon, a brother and sister so close they share a secret place, imaginary world, and private language during childhood. Told in the voices of Sarah and Doren, Can You See Me? is a powerful psychodrama, portraying schizophrenia from the inside-out.
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