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Fear of Fighting

by Stacey May Fowles, illustrated by Marlena Zuber

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list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
category: Fiction
published: Oct 2008
ISBN:9780978218553
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Combining Stacey May Fowles’s humorous, biting prose with Marlena Zuber’s whimsical and raw illustrations, Fear of Fighting searches for meaning in the mundane. Set in the lonely, urban landscape of downtown Toronto, the story revolves around Marnie, a broken-hearted young woman fighting to find something more.

About the Authors

Stacey May Fowles is an award-winning novelist, journalist, and essayist. She is the author of three novels and a work of nonfiction, and has edited two previous anthologies. Her bylines include the National Post, the Globe and Mail, Elle Canada, Maisonneuve, VICE, Jezebel, and many others.

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Marlena Zuber makes maps, illustrates books and magazines and is a member of the glam-pop indie band Tomboyfriend. She also assists in running the non-profit art program, Creative Works Studio. In 2008, Marlena partnered with writer Stacey May Fowles to produce the illustrated novel Fear of Fighting.

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Contributor Notes

Stacey May Fowles's written work has been published in various online and print magazines, including Kiss Machine, Girlistic, the Absinthe Literary Review, and subTERRAIN. Her first novel, Be Good, was published with Tightrope Books. She currently lives in Toronto and is the publisher of Shameless Magazine. Marlena Zuber is a freelance illustrator and artist. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design and her illustrations have appeared in various publications including the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, BUST Magazine and Print Magazine.

Editorial Review

"... We have all wallowed in self-pity following the failure of a relationship, and Fowles captures those months of obsession and regret with power and insight." - Sarah Steinberg Quill and Quire

"Stacey May Fowles evokes Lives of Girls and Women in a text that is often sweetly sad, but not sorry." - Mariko Tamaki, co-creator of Skim

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