According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a trilogy is “a series or group of three plays, novels, operas, etc., that, although individually complete, are closely related in theme, sequence, or the like.”
What's in a Name
This narrative reveals “the abuse and obscenity of silence,” an allegory for childhood traumas spanning into adulthood. It tells the story of a young woman who must now unsilence herself about the real meaning of her other name, her past.
Who's Christine? Who's Dell-Dell?
The Perfumed Shroud
This story is an allegory for a woman’s grief that also reinforces that a mother’s denial can have deadly consequences.
Enid Rose and her three men: Earl Rose, Leon Rose,
Whaleseasons, a portmanteau, is an allegory for the shocking experiences and realities of men who, having accepted that they need their mothers, discover that mothers destroy sons.
Bernice is coming back.
An allegory is the moral of the story; the hidden meaning or message.
1. The traumas of childhood spanning into adulthood
2. The consequences of a mother’s grief and denial
3. The discovery that mothers destroy sons
Allegory themes in order of published and upcoming publications:
The Barred-Spiral Trilogy, beginning with publications in 2021 and two future ones currently in the works, is a series of inter-related novels by Canadian author Garie McIntosh.
The trilogy consists of What’s in a Name (published), The Perfumed Shroud and Whaleseasons. The name of the trilogy comes from a common element amongst the allegorical themes, which reflect on the human condition involving the undeniable influence mothers have on their children. These are introspective narratives, which are categorized as literary fiction, that feature complex characters and character development.
The theme is a reflective take on the relationship between mothers and their children. A mother’s influence is compared to what happens, the motions, in a spiral galaxy that has a central bar-shaped structure. According to Wikipedia, “bars generally affect ... the motions of stars within spiral galaxies.”
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What’s in a Name
A woman has been renamed by her dying mother. She accepts that name, but then she goes silent about its significance. She now finds herself in a battle to unsilence herself.
Bushnell has just moved his father out of a nursing home to live with him. They hold each other accountable for the death of the woman they both loved: Bushnell's mother.
The Perfumed Shroud
A woman's mourning of the sudden death of her husband and now her coping with the sudden disappearance of her twenty-year-old son turns deadly for her neighbour.