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Echolocation

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    2019
    Summary:

    "In this provocative collection of short stories, Karen Hofmann creates characters who struggle to connect or disconnect from entanglements and relationships. With ironic accuracy and sensuous imagery, Hofmann considers a range of human foibles: a newlywed couple who transform into feral beasts during the hardships of a remote research expedition; backbiting faculty members who strip down during a post-conference BBQ; an heretical nun who explores the possibility of a new life by imaginatively excavating the fossils of BC's Burgess Shale; and an ambitious bylaw officer determined to make her mark on the city's streets. In Echolocation, Karen Hofmann has found new ways to sound the depths of the human heart. Her accomplished stories recall the work of Karen Russell (Vampires in the Lemon Grove), Guy Vanderhaeghe (Daddy Lenin and Other Stories), and George Saunders (Tenth of December)."--

    Contents:
    • Intro; TITLE PAGE; COPYRIGHT PAGE; DEDICATION; CONTENTS; VIRTUE PRUDENCE COURAGE; THAT ERSATZ THING; VAGINA DENTATA; THE BISMARCK LITTLE PEOPLE'S ORCHESTRA; ECHOLOCATION; THE SWIFT FLIGHT OF DATA INTO THE HEART; UNBEARABLE OBJECTS; THE CANOE; CLEARWATER; THE BURGESS SHALE; HOLY, HOLY; THE BIRDS OF INDIA; INSTANT; THE FLOWERS OF THE DRY INTERIOR; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    Original Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta, NeWest Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781988732572
    Collection(s)/Series: Read Alberta Ebooks