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DR SAD

by (author) David Bateman

Publisher
University of Calgary Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2020
Category
Gay, General, Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781773851037
    Publish Date
    Jul 2020
    List Price
    $28.99

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Description

Stephen is middle-aged. He’s gay. He’s content, except when he isn’t. Stephen is a teacher. He’s a poet. He has a new teaching job in Kamloops, BC. Stephen has HIV.

DR SAD is the story of one man’s journey across Canada and through his diagnosis. It is the story of the distance between queer urban spaces and a small campus in a small city in small-town BC. It is the story of discovering the self within the world, and the world within the self, of discovering the difference between living a life and simply enduring one. This is a tragicomic cross-campus, cross-country romp that believes in the power of romance.

Weaving together narratives of past and present, of Toronto’s Gay Village and the streets of Kamloops, BC this lively and dynamic semi-autobiographical novel dives deeply into gender and queerness, class and privilege, and the realities of aging. It is a dynamic and engaging hybrid, stylistically daring while remaining intimate and human.

Leaping through time and mixing the playfully serious with the seriously playful, DR SAD blends poetry with prose and finds the humour in despair in one complete, glittering tragedy of triumph

About the author

Compulsive Acts editor David Bateman is a performance poet, literature and creative writing instructor, journalist, and visual artist living and working in Toronto.

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