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published: March 1997
ISBN:9780889841864
publisher: Porcupine's Quill

Buying on Time

by Antanas Sileika

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list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
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published: March 1997
ISBN:9780889841864
publisher: Porcupine's Quill
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The anecdotes, extended scenes and burgeoning imagination that make up these stories are tightly composed and sharply focused. The book manages to be both harsh and sympathetic. It welds humour, tragedy and the personal embarrassments we all live through in a colourful and memorable way.

About the Author

Antanas Sileika is the author of two novels and one collection of linked short stories, Buying On Time, which was nominated for both the City of Toronto Book Award and the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. His last novel, Woman in Bronze, was a Globe and Mail Best Book selection. He lives in Toronto, where he is the artistic director for the Humber School for Writers.

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Awards
  • Short-listed, Stephen Leacock Award
  • Short-listed, City of Toronto Book Award
Editorial Reviews

'The stories are funny, discerning, sharply observed, and unobtrusively well written. Reading them is as easy as breathing.'

— The Montreal Gazette

'... a significant contribution -- spare, lively prose rich in observed detail.'

— Toronto Star

'The anecdotes, extended scenes and burgeoning imagination that make up these stories are tightly composed and sharply focused. The book manages to be both harsh and sympathetic. It welds humour, tragedy and the personal embarrassments we all live through in a colourful and memorable way.'

— The Globe & Mail

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