This is further evidence that Terry Griggs is sui generis: an original and completely inimitable literary voice, with an eye for the cinematic. That would be Chellis Beith, literary researcher, slacker, reluctant detective, and a man bedeviled by every woman in his life.
There's his lost love, Elaine Champion, a now happily married inventor who uses him for market research, his best friend's dotty ex-wife, Moe, his two vanished mothers, and his menacing boss, Athena Havlock, a celebrated writer who herself becomes embroiled in the dark side of fiction.
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The humour is wild, the language a thrill, the mystery within marvelously deft and daft. And as for the Perfect ManO well, nothing is as it seems. Is it? Thought You Were Dead is the most unconventional of all murder mysteries, turning the genre completely on its head, by bludgeoning flat language and Puritanical sensibilities with evident glee. Shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, these first short stories from Terry Griggs herald one of the most original voices to appear out of Canada in the last several decades.
The stories in Quickening are eccentric, wildly inventive, whimsical and fantastic. Her narrative energy sweeps us along, though the real delight of these stories is the gorgeousness of the writing.
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Who Was Sir Walter Raleigh? Good morning comrades : a novel by Ondjaki Book 2 editions published in in Portuguese and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide The story of a group of friends who create a perfect childhood in a revolutionary socialist country fighting a war. A report on the afterlife of culture by Stephen Henighan Book 5 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide In this essay collection, Henighan ranges across continents, centuries and linguistic traditions to examine how literary culture and our perception of history are changing as the world grows smaller.
He weaves together daring literary criticism with front-line reporting on events such as the end of the Cold War in Poland and African reactions to the G8 Summit.
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I was there the night he died by Ray Robertson Book 1 edition published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Sam Samson, meet Samantha. Sam's a novelist: his dad has Alzheimer's, his mother died of stroke, his wife was killed seventeen months ago in a car crash. Samantha, eighteen, is a cutter. She lives across the street from Sam's parents' house. Marijuana and loneliness spark an unlikely friendship, which Sam finds hard to navigate, especially as his dad's condition worsens and the money for his care suddenly vanishes.
Yet somehow, between a record player and a park bench, through late-night conversations about the deaths of Sam's musical heroes, and ultimately through each other, Sam and Samantha learn to endure the things they fear most. All Saints : stories by K. D Miller Book 1 edition published in in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide In All Saints, linked short stories animate the solitary lives of rectors, church ladies, and aging urban faithfuls.
The idler's glossary by Joshua Glenn 3 editions published in in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide For as long as mankind has had to work for a living, people who work have disparaged those who prefer not to. This glossary playfully explores the etymology and history of hundreds of idler-specific terms and phrases, while offering a foundation for a new mode of thinking about work and labor.
Dragonflies by Grant Buday Book 1 edition published in in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide This deeply imagined and exquisitely written novel details the last days of the Trojan War. Told from Odysseus's perspective, it fleshes out the myth and mystery of one of the greatest stories in the Western Canon. Black alley by Mauricio Segura Book 1 edition published in in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide In the Cote-de-Negre area of Montreal, the first stop for many new immigrants, live people of more than nationalities, Marcelo, the sensitive son of Chilean refugees, and Cleo, a shy boy from Haiti, find friendship on the track, winning a major relay race together.
Years later, in the same streets, two violent gangs, the Latino Power and the Bad Boys, confront each other, and their leaders must decide whether they will be united by their childhood friendship, or divided by race. A seminal statement about multicultural societies, this brilliantly constructed, deeply felt novel set off a controversy when it was first published in French. Its appearance in English is a literary event not to be missed. Novelists : stories by Craig Boyko Book 2 editions published in in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Novelists: the soul of an age, certainly.
Yet aren't they also doddering, petulant, pedantic, knockkneed, skittish, and thunderingly insecure--resentful, awkward, annoying--demanding, deluded, and vexingly indifferent to reality?
bapuddhocraces.gq Boyko, Novelists is a comedy of manners and manuscripts , rivaling Vanity Fair for its satirical wit He wants by Alison Moore Book 1 edition published in in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Lewis Sullivan lives less than a mile from his childhood home. His grown-up daughter visits every day, bringing soup, and he spends his evenings at his second-favourite pub for half a shandy and sausage. But when an old friend appears, he finds his comfortable life shaken up.
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Many years later, the leader of this group--a man known only as "The Super"--Receives a letter leading to the discovery of a pornographic ring in need of "adjustment. The Traymore rooms : a novel in five parts : Quebec, America and Rome by Norm Sibum Book 1 edition published in in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide A place: the Traymore rooms, downtown Montreal, an old-walk-up. Draft dodger.