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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

A View from the Roof

by (author) Helen Weinzweig

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
Jan 1989
Short Stories (single author), Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1989
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Helen Weinzweig's literary reputation has largely been based upon her two highly acclaimed novels, Basic Black with Pearls, which won the City of Toronto Book Award in 1981, and Passing Ceremony, published by House of Anansi in 1973. One of Canada's most original writers of fiction, Weinzweig's art is scrupulous and painstaking, her imagination inventive and disturbing. In A View from the Roof, her first book of short fiction, Helen Weinzweig brings together a complete collection of her stories originally published in such magazines as The Canadian Forum, Saturday Night, and The Tamarack Review, or broadcast on CBC Radio.

About the author

Helen Weinzweig is the author of the novels Passing Ceremony and Basic Black with Pearls, winner of the Toronto Book Award. Her short story collection, A View from the Roof, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. Helen Weinzweig died in Toronto in 2010.


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Editorial Reviews

"A crafty writer with a sure sense of timing." — Naomi Bliven, The New Yorker

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