By Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Micheline Marcom describes her most up-to-date novel, A short background of Yes—her first given that 2008's scathing and erotic The replicate within the Well—as a "literary fado," touching on a mode of Portuguese song that, similar to the yank blues, is frequently melancholic and soulful, and encapsulates the sensation of what the Portuguese name saudade—meaning, loosely, craving and nostalgia for anything or an individual irrepreably misplaced. A short heritage of Yes tells the tale of the break-up among a Portuguese lady named Maria and an unnamed American guy: it's a collage-like, fragmentary novel whose shape captures the workings of appeal and grief, proving once more that American letters has no greater poet of affection and loss than Micheline Aharonian Marcom.
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4 million or about 10 percent of the Canadian population were age 65 years and over. 8 million, resulting in 13 percent of the population being seniors. The elderly population in Canada is expected to grow in the next few decades. For example, it is projected that 17 percent of Canadians will be 65 years and over by 2016. By 2031, the percentage could be as high as 24 percent. The growth of the aging population has been particularly significant among the oldest of seniors. The number of Canadians aged 85 and over rose from 140,000 in 1971 to 400,000 in 2000.
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A Brief History of Yes by Micheline Aharonian Marcom