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Dumb-Show

by Fawn Parker

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list price: $21.00
edition:Paperback
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published: Sep 2021
ISBN:9781927886564
imprint: ARP Books
Description

A satirical campus novel, Dumb-Show shrewdly confronts the cultural politics of masculinity through a narrative that twists the structure of Henry IV. A controversial Canadian professor of political science at a Toronto university rises to power when his political views divide the student body.

Two siblings, one a student at the university, develop isolated personal relationships with the professor, and find themselves spiralling to infamy alongside him. Parker's second novel shadows the rise and fall of a corrupt king, observes a young and lazy boy's attempt to make a name for himself, and, tearing a hole in the hyper-masculine power narrative, interrogates a woman's internal search to power. Expanding from the brutal introspection first seen in Parker's Set-PointDumb-Show takes brilliant aim

About the Author

Fawn Parker is a writer from Toronto currently based between Toronto and Montreal. She is the author of Looking Good and Having a Good Time (Metatron, 2015), Weak Spot (Anstruther, 2018), and Set-Point (ARP Books, 2019). Her story "Wunderhorse II" was the recipient of the Irving Layton Award for Fiction in 2017. A graduate of Concordia University's BA in English & Creative Writing, Fawn is a current MA candidate at the University of Toronto in the field of Creative Writing. She is co-founder of BAD NUDES Magazine and publisher at BAD Books.

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Fawn is the author of Set-Point (ARP Books, 2019). Her short story, FEED MACHINE, was long-listed for the 2020 McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. She is co-founder of BAD NUDES Magazine, BAD BOOKS Press, and is president of The Parker Agency.

A current MA candidate at the University of Toronto, she is the recipient of the Adam Penn Gilders Award for Fiction (2019) and Concordia University's Irving Layton Award for Fiction (2017). Her short fiction and poetry has been widely published including, EVENT Magazine, The PuritanThe Void Magazine.

She teaches the course CREATING AN ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE at the University of Toronto and INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING at the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning.

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