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Amusement Park of Constant Sorrow

by (author) Jason Heroux

Mansfield Press
Initial publish date
May 2018
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In Jason Heroux's disquieting third novel, Owen lives an enjoyable suburban life with his wife, Lila, until a knock at the door brings him face-to-face with a past he didn't know he had. The sudden revelation forces him to reconsider where he's from, what he is, and where he's going. Owen finds himself on a non-stop rollercoaster ride of awareness and doubt, hurtling through the days and nights of an ordinary world with extraordinary highs and lows. Filled with flammable reality, stuffed with a dream-soaked rag, then ignited and tossed at the here and now, Amusement Park of Constant Sorrow is a spirited, thoughtful novel that challenges our relationship with our society, our cosmos, and ourselves.

About the author

Jason Heroux is the author of two novels, Good Evening, Central Laundromat (shortlisted for the 2011 RELIT Novel award), and We Wish You a Happy Killday, and four poetry collections, Memoirs of an Alias, Emergency Hallelujah, Natural Capital (shortlisted for the 2013 RELIT Poetry award), and most recently Hard Work Cheering Up Sad Machines (Mansfield Press, 2016). His poetry has appeared in chapbooks and magazines in Canada, the US, Belgium, France, and Italy, and is featured in the anthologies Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008 and 2011 and 2016. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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