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Daydreams Of Angels

by (author) Heather O'Neill

Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Initial publish date
Apr 2015
Category
General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443435994
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554684519
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price
    $22.99

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Heather O'Neill's distinctive style and voice fill these charming, sometimes dark, always beguiling stories

Heather O’Neill’s unforgettable novels, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and Lullabies for Little Criminals, captured readers with their disarming characters and irreverent descriptions of life on Montreal's St Laurent Boulevard. Here, O'Neill's voice takes flight in a collection of original stories that evoke sorrow, laughter, and heartbreak. From the title story of a naive cult follower in "Dear Piglet" to the struggle of two young women in occupied Paris in “Snow-White and Rose-Red” to the story of generations of failed Nureyev clones in post-Soviet Russia in “The Ugly Ducklings”, these stories surprise and delight at every page, showing once again that Heather O’Neill is a remarkable talent and among our best, most inventive writers.

About the author

Heather O’Neill is a Canadian novelist, poet, short-story writer, screenwriter and essayist. Lullabies For Little Criminals, her debut novel, was published in 2006 to international critical acclaim and won Canada Reads. It was shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has since published the novel The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and the short story collection Daydreams Of Angels, both of which were shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in consecutive years. The collection was also shortlisted for the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. Born and raised in Montreal, O’Neill lives there today with her daughter.

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Editorial Reviews

Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlisted for the Quebec Writers’ Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

No Source

“The writing in Daydreams of Angels is characteristically crisp and playful, but with an undercurrent of cruelty that only amplifies each story’s beating heart.”

National Post

“[These stories are] united by the now-unmistakable O’Neill stamp: compassionately drawn characters from society’s fringes acting out tales of hardship, resilience and sometimes redemption, all told in deceptively simple prose - nobody, but nobody, does simile quite like O’Neill - that at its best attains the level of music.”

Montreal Gazette

“Magical and inventive.”

Maclean's

“Though still a voice for the gritty, lively histories of Montreal’s underbelly, O’Neill finds ample room to grow in a collection that seeks to celebrate the magic and madness of those often relegated to society’s margins.”

Quill & Quire

“The storytelling is inventive, but the writing is as spectacular. . . . These are great stories superbly written by someone sure to be a major star.”

NOW Magazine

“Daydreams of Angels is proof that Heather O’Neill’s here to stay.”

PRISM

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