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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

Difficult People

by (author) Catriona Wright

Publisher
Nightwood Editions
Initial publish date
Oct 2018
Category
Short Stories (single author), Humorous, Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780889713390
    Publish Date
    Oct 2018
    List Price
    $19.95

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Description

Manipulators, liars, egomaniacs, bullies, interrupters, condescenders, ice queens, backstabbers, hypocrites, withholders, belligerents, self-deceivers, whiners, know-it-alls, nitpickers: these are some of the characters you’ll encounter in the collection of stories, Difficult People.
As these characters fumble through their quests for freediving fame, stand-up glory, romantic love, stable employment or anyone who can tolerate them, they reveal that we are all, in our own ways, difficult people.

Praise for Catriona Wright’s recent book of poetry, Table Manners:

“... a baroque feast of juicy diction and inventive wordplay that explores food as social ritual and slippery signifier of desire.”

—Barb Carey, The Toronto Star

“Deft, dark, and unflinching, Catriona Wright’s work is stand-up comedy for the mind.”

—Emily Schultz, author of The Blondes

“If you've ever Instagrammed your lunch, or directed distain toward somebody who has, this is the book for you. The poems are vivid, surprising, and pretty much devourable.”

—Kerry Clare, 49th Shelf

“Tightly woven and elaborate in their conceit, the poems in Table Manners linger both on the mind and palate.”

—Gillian Sze, Montreal Review of Books

About the author

Catriona Wright is a writer, editor and teacher. Her work has appeared in PRISM internationalPrairie FireThe Rusty ToqueLemon HoundThe Best Canadian Poetry in English 2015 (Tightrope Books) and elsewhere. She’s been a finalist for The Walrus’ Poetry Prize, Arc’s Poem of the Year Contest, a National Magazine Award and is the author of the poetry collection, Table Manners (Véhicule Press, 2017). Wright currently lives in Toronto where she is poetry editor of The Puritan and co-founder of Desert Pets Press.

Catriona Wright's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Winnipeg Free Press

Kirkus Reviews

“A remarkably brave, sexy, sophisticated collection fuelled by brilliant language and wicked humor.”

Barbara Gowdy

“Deft, dark and unflinching, Catriona Wright’s work is stand-up comedy for the mind.”

Emily Schultz

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