life rattle show no. 1197

Presented on Sunday, March 25, 2012


Hosted by victoria Martinez


Monique Nadeau Massabki reading her stories
"Red Rose"
"Memere Rosa"
"The Breakup"

tonight's Show

Tonight, Life Rattle No. 1197, features two new stories, and one previously aired story by Life Rattle writer Monique Nadeau Massabki.

Massabki’s style is to tell us a simple story with amazing insight, timing and clarity. I am always astounded how, with just a few visual details, Massabki has me sitting right there in the room with her characters.

Tonight you will sit beside a grieving husband who can laugh at himself, an elderly woman who cheats at cards and a relationship that ends with a twist.

Monique Nadeau Massabki was born in 1966 in Toronto, the oldest of two children. Her father, a retired shipper-receiver, and her mother, a devoted stay-at-home mom, are both natives of Sudbury. After a couple of moves (first to Georgetown, then to Mississauga), the family settled in Schomberg, a small town north of Toronto; a place that Monique still thinks of as home. Monique speaks fluent Frenglish (a bastardized hybrid of French and English) which is widely spoken in Northern Ontario where her parents and brother now live. Monique is writing her first novel and also writes short stories on her blog under the pen name Monica Manning.