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This debut short-story collection showcases Mary Hagey's uncanny ability to capture the essence of being human. These richly satisfying stories, told with wry humour, intelligence, and verve take us into fictional territory that is at once utterly original and as real as the world around us.
Some of these characters might have fared better in life if they'd had different parents perhaps, or married someone else, or worked at pleasing themselves instead of others, or if unforeseen circumstances hadn't tripped them up and held them back. But now they find themselves caught up in salvaging what's been lost or maintaining what seems to be slipping away. Whether it's a woman on a timely mission to reunite her dying mother with her estranged twin, or a man in a troubled marriage trying to comprehend his wife's mysterious grief when Princess Diana dies, or a dropout returning to school far from her Newfoundland home, these characters persevere in ways that illustrate the fundamental courage required of all of us. As they grapple with their situations and try to assert themselves in their lives, they -- and the reader -- come to regard their circumstances in a new light, and sense a quiet unfolding of truth.
About the Author:
Mary Hagey grew up on a dairy farm in Southern Ontario near Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo. A long-time resident of Montreal, she attended Concordia University, majoring in studio art with a minor in creative writing. She has worked as a personal support worker, a housepainter, a clerk in retail books, a copywriter for a mail-order house, an English composition instructor at Concordia and an art instructor at McGill's summer school for gifted children. She received her M.A. in English in 1994 while employed as a travel companion, a job that allowed her to see the world. Her work has been published in PRISM International, Matrix, Grain, The New Quarterly, Room of One's Own, Descant, and Rhubarb. Her writing has been nominated for the Journey Prize, a National Magazine Award, a Western Magazine Award, and a work of creative non-fiction was short-listed for the CBC Literary Award.
Titolo: Castles in the Air
Casa editrice: Signature Editions
Data di pubblicazione: 2012
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Signature Editions, 2012. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP77062357
Descrizione libro Signature Editions. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2511857291
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