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Depth Rapture

by Carol Bruneau

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list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Feb 2003
ISBN:9781896951072
publisher: Cormorant Books
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Blending realism and black humour in this collection of linked stories, Bruneau lays bare the quirkiness of fate, as well as the simple spirit by which people manage to transcend it. This astonishingly lucid collection of sixteen pieces is set variously in urban and small-town Nova Scotia, Vancouver, and southwestern England. Concerned though it is with growing up in the sixties and surviving to the millennium, it is also as varied as the fish that dart through undersea dreams in the title story. While following the protagonist's coming-of-age in the sixties and seventies, her career as a marine biologist, her marriage, motherhood and middle age, the stories encompass a spectrum of characters related to her by blood and/or circumstance, seldom by choice. Happiness is elusive, like the skimming-smoke residue of a dream. Life in these dying years of the century is accompanied by isolation, loneliness, and, sometimes, fear. But beneath the angst, there's a resilience, the poignant need to trust and be trusted, a simple faith in others and in good old-fashioned luck.

Each story is as succulent as a chocolate, to be savoured in the same way. Bruneau's talents are in the ascendancy cycle. This collection showcases the unusually powerful gifts of a writer of international stature.  

About the Author
Carol Bruneau is the acclaimed author of three short story collections, including A Bird on Every Tree, published by Vagrant Press in 2017, and five other novels. Her first novel, Purple for Sky, won the 2001 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award. Her 2007 novel, Glass Voices, was a Globe and Mail Best Book and has become a book club favourite. Her most recent novel, A Circle on the Surface, won the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award. Her reviews, stories, and essays have appeared nationwide in newspapers, journals, and anthologies, and two of her novels have been published internationally. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband and their dog and badass cat.
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