The KeepsakeBook - 1997
In hypnotic and mesmerizing language, Gunn explores the disturbing world of a girl who is returning again and again in dream and imagination to the closed doors of her childhood and the secrets of her mother's lost love. Raised on her mother's stories of happiness with a father she has never known, the younger woman is drawn into and begins to relive her mother's cycle of pain, abandonment, and desire. Gunn has crafted a shocking portrait of a young woman whose life is threatening to collapse under the weight of her mother's past.
This is an irresistible story about family love, violence, and the power of storytelling that will confirm Gunn's unquestionable ability.