Keath Fraser is without a doubt one of the most original voices in Canadian letters. He is a writer of truly wonderous imagination and a master of the art of narrative invention. 13 Ways of Listening to a Stranger is a selection of eighteen of his best stories from the past twenty-five years. Here is a collection of short fiction that showcases the sheer genius of this extraordinary writer, who has been far too under-recognized and who may be one of the best kept secrets in Canadian literature. On a gulf island, a woman with defective syntax prepares for an important speech. A baritone opera singer in San Francisco finds elegiac flight from an imprisoning tire farm and his present legacy of glory holes. A retired diplomat struggles undiplomatically to overcome crippling decline with the help of a teenage girl. Other stories from the West Coast tell of transgressing couples, kidnapped children, rooming-house men on welfare. Narrative journeys elsewhere also carry unexpected ends: a
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Keath Fraser won the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award for his 1995 novel Popular Anatomy. His collection of stories and novellas, Foreign Affairs, was short-listed for a Governor General's Award and won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. The editor of the best-selling anthology Bad Trips, Fraser lives in Vancouver. He is a full-time writer and volunteers as Chair of Canada India Village Aid (CIVA).Review:
Keath Fraser should be much better known than he is...he has achieved almost a cult status, the sort that emerges from both rumour and actual reading of his fine, eccentric work. (Rosemary Sullivan, editor of "Short Fiction: An Anthology" (Oxford University Press))
Keath Fraser is one of the most intelligent writers working in Canada. (The Malahat Review)
He is one of the most gifted of the new generation of fiction writers; his startling imagery, rich ideas, textured language, and astonishing range of characters are remarkable. (The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)
...this compilation showcases Fraser's array of stories unique in voice, character, and topic. (Ritu Kumar)
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Descrizione libro Thomas Allen Publishers, Inc., 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0887621937
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808876219321.0