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Gargoyles

by Bill Gaston

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list price: $16.95
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category: Fiction
published: Sep 2006
ISBN:9780887848582
imprint: Astoria
Description

Here is the best of Bill Gaston's stories since the publication of his Giller Prize nominated collection, Mount Appetite (2002). In this extraordinary work, Gaston crafts his fiction around the idea of the gargoyle -- the concrete representation of extremes of human emotions.

In Gaston's marvellous, riotous, Rabelaisian world, Gargoyles are physical manifestations of the disfigurements and contortions to which we human beings subject ourselves. Indeed, as Gaston wrote each story, he sketched out a distinct gargoyle to look down over it. For that reason, each story in this collection has a strange and unique guardian spirit whose sometimes benevolent, and sometimes malevolent, presence informs the characters and their actions. Gargoyles shows one of our best writers at the top of his form.

About the Author

Bill Gaston is the acclaimed author of seven novels and six short story collections, as well as poetry, drama and a memoir. His previous collection of short fiction, Juliet Was a Surprise (Hamish Hamilton, 2014), was nominated for the Governor General's Award, and his most recent novel, The World (Hamish Hamilton, 2012), won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. In 2002, Gaston was the inaugural recipient of the Writers' Trust of Canada's Timothy Findley Award for his body of work. He lives in Victoria, BC.

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Awards
  • Winner, ReLit Awards - Short Stories
  • Short-listed, City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
  • Short-listed, Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Awards: Fiction

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