Morrissey & Marcel! Part 1

Bestselling Halifax author Donna Morrissey has teamed up with her daughter Bridgette to produce Cross Katie Kross, a storybook for children based upon a dream by the elder Morrissey. In the first of back-to-back Proust Questionnaires, mother and daughter share two sides of the same psyche.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Where would you like to live?
Halifax, but with no snow.

What is your idea of earthly happiness?
peace of mind

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
addictions and vanity

Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
David, in the Mountain and the Valley, by Ernest Buckler, Daniel Derunda in Daniel Derunda by George Eliot, and Jim in Lord Jim by Joseph Comrad

Who are your favorite characters in history?
Carol Jung and Saint Augustine

Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My daughter and my sisters

Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Dorthea in Middle March by George Elliott

Your favorite painter?
Bridgette Morrissey

Your favorite musician?
Ron Hynes

The quality you most admire in a man?

The quality you most admire in a woman?

Your favorite virtue?

Your favorite occupation?
Why, writing fiction, of course.

Who would you have liked to be?
Janis Joplin, had she lived longer...

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