Publisher:Breakwater Books, 2019Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Doyle, TerryDate:Created2019Summary:
***DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD FINALIST******ALISTAIR MACLEOD PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION FINALIST*****MARGARET AND JOHN SAVAGE FIRST BOOK AWARD - FICTION FINALIST******NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR BOOK AWARDS FICTION AWARD FINALIST***In twelve dialed-in and exceptionally honed short stories, Terry Doyle presents an enduring assortment of characters channelled through the chain reactions of misfortune and redemption. A construction worker's future is bound to a feckless and suspicious workmate. A young woman's burgeoning social activism is constrained by hardship and the desperation of selling puppies online. A wedding guest recognizes a panhandler attending the reception. And a man crafts a concealed weapon with which to carry out his nightly circuit of paltry retribution. Through keen-eyed observation, and with an impressive economy of statement, Doyle conveys these characters over a backdrop of private absurdities and confusions—countering the overbearance of a post-tragic age with grit, irony, and infinitesimal signs of hope.Original Publisher: St. John's, Breakwater BooksLanguage(s): EnglishISBN: 9781550817607, 1550817604