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By Micheline Aharonian Marcom

ISBN-10: 1564789764

ISBN-13: 9781564789761

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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116). The Emancipation marked the beginning of the end of the institution of slavery. Yet it was the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in December, 1865 that abolished slavery. The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified in 1868, extended citizenship rights only to freedmen, leaving African American women subject to the same unequal status as White women. Congress established the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands in March 1865 in the War Department. Commonly known as the Freedmen’s Bureau, this organization served emancipated African Americans and refugee Whites by alleviating suffering and acting as legal guardian.

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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