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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictions

The Lives of the Letters

by (author) Molly Peacock

Publisher
McClelland & Stewart
Initial publish date
Nov 2014
Category
Short Stories (single author), Literary, NON-CLASSIFIABLE
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780771070150
    Publish Date
    Nov 2014
    List Price
    $27.95

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Description

Take the sumptuousness of Molly Peacock's own #1 bestselling The Paper Garden, the extraordinary creative variety of The Bedside Book of Birds, and the cat-nip-for-language-geeks appeal of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, and wrap it around tales rich with wisdom and humanity, and you get Alphabetique: the most gorgeous gift book of the season. 
      Molly Peacock has written a new classic, a book of magical tales inspired by the lives of the letters of the alphabet.
     Alphabetique, or Tales from the Lives of the Letters is one-of-a-kind, but nevertheless fits perfectly with Molly Peacock's extraordinary body of work, drawing on the same wellsprings of creativity and artistry as her poetry and her nonfiction, especially The Paper Garden. These 26 charming, incisive, sensual stories of love, yearning, and self-discovery are complimented by Kara Kosaka's layered, jewel-bright collages.

About the author

Molly Peacock is the author of six volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush (McClelland & Stewart, 2009) and Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems (W.W. Norton); a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece; and a one-woman show in poems, “The Shimmering Verge” produced by Louise Fagan Productions (London, Ontario). She has been series editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English since 2007, as well as a contributing editor of the Literary Review of Canada and a faculty mentor at the Spalding MFA Program. Her poetry, published in leading literary journals in North America and the UK, is widely anthologized. Her latest work of nonfiction is The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72 (McClelland & Stewart, 2010).

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Editorial Reviews

International praise for Molly Peacock:
 • "She has a luxuriantly sensual imagination -- and an equally sensual feel for the language." Washington Post
 • "Peacock's prose is a delight.... Fascinating, uplifting and beautiful." Vancouver Sun
 • "There's a delicious tang to Peacock's vital poems -- a taste of earth, salty and laced with iron.... Gratifyingly lucid poems that mesh a rich physicality with arresting emotional precision." Booklist
Praise for The Paper Garden:
 • "A rumination on art and the blossoming beauty of self that can be the gift of age and love." Kirkus Reviews

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