Dark & Other Love Stories

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Item#: 9780143194750
Author Willis, Deborah
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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE<
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>Winner of the 2018Western Canada Jewish Book Awards - Fiction - The Diamond Foundation Prize<
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>Nominated for the 2018 OLA Evergreen Award<
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>Energized, irreverent, novelistic stories full of longing, strange humour, and the complications of human entanglement from Governor General's Award nominee Deborah Willis<
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>The characters in these thirteen masterful and engaging stories exist on the edge of danger, where landscapes melt into dreamscapes and every house is haunted. A drug dealer's girlfriend signs up for the first manned mission to Mars. A girl falls in love with a man who wants to turn her into a bird. A teenage girl and her best friend test their relationship by
eaking into suburban houses. A wife finds a gaping hole in the floor of the home she shares with her husband, a hole that only she can see. Full of longing and strange humour, these subtle, complex stories—about the love between a man and his pet crow, an alcoholic and his AA sponsor, a mute migrant and a newspaper reporter—show how love ties us to one another and to the world.The Dark and Other Love Storiesannounces the emergence of a wonderfully gifted storyteller whose stories enlarge our perceptions about the human capacity to love.