Ann-Marie MacDonald: Adult Onset (1917 words)

Context

In the spring of 2014, months before the publication of Ann-Marie MacDonald’s third novel, Adult Onset, the author penned a speech for The Law Society of Upper Canada, which was later turned into an article for The Globe and Mail. In that article, MacDonald meditates on two issues: first, on her position as a lesbian woman, legally married and co-parent to an eleven-year-old child; and, second, on what she calls the “Roadrunner-Wile E. Coyote-sized canyon” between her own parents’ early angry response to the news that she was gay and their current attitude of proud support (MacDonald, “Love”). Some of the details in the article, including a description of her mother’s “…

Citation: Gordon, Neta. "Adult Onset". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 January 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=38939, accessed 22 January 2020.]

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