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Table of Contents

one
Prelude
Rewind
Conception
Coming to Canada
A Doctor’s Wife
Son
The Quiet One
Tag
Vista Cruiser
Dad
Absentee
Faith

two
Grandmother
Headlines
The Doctor’s Widow
Film Loop
Camouflage
The Hyphenated
Father’s Day
Studio Portrait
Learning Chinese
Babysitting

three

Conspiracies
Mango
Memory Test
Step on a Crack
Child
Maternal Archaeology
Photograph
Flight

four
Neighbourhood
Bank Street
Narcissus
Examination
Ring
Marriage
Departure
Chateau Lake Louise
Games
The Busy Man
Lament of the Bowl
Consideration
The Last Time

five
Aftermath
Loop
Legacy
Ankara
Mementos
Honey
Father’s Day
Signs
Arrival
Colostrum
This Poem
I Don’t Understand Love
Cemetery on Boxing Day