In April 2020, we invited writers in Quebec to submit a story of a single day during the strange, uneasy time of coronavirus and pandemic, of social distancing and self isolation, of lockdown and quarantine.
We’re thrilled to announce that these stories have been gathered in Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic (Guernica Press). To learn more and buy the book, please visit https://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781771836579.
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This piece is by Lea Beddia, writing on Friday, April 3, 2020.
My daughter wakes at three a.m for the third time this week, calling out for her grandparents. I rock her back to sleep, but she’s up again at five. I’m used to sleepless nights, but my daughter is too young to understand why we can’t see loved ones, and her anxiety is affecting her sleep.
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