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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

Great Adventures for the Faint of Heart

by (author) Cary Fagan

Publisher
Freehand Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Category
Short Stories (single author), Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781988298900
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $22.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781988298917
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $10.99

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Masterful, hopeful stories about ordinary people taking small, bold steps into the unknown

These ten compelling and delightful stories highlight ordinary people, introverts, mostly living quiet lives -- until they take the chance to leap toward small, meaningful adventure. A young woman is given a painting by Picasso by her stepfather, and she must acquire a wall to hang it on. A hippie family picks up a cello-playing hitchhiker who convinces them to get a television. And a man winds up taking his girlfriend’s son on a road trip -- an unexpected expedition for them both.

Filled with a sense of hope, these stories explore the tangled bonds of family and the complex web that holds them together. Cary Fagan is an undisputed master of the short story, and Great Adventures for the Faint of Heart is a brilliant and warm collection that expands our acceptance of human frailty and our unpredictable capacity for change.

About the author

Acclaimed author CARY FAGAN is beloved by adults and children alike. His books include the popular Kaspar Snit novels, and Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas; Thing-Thing was a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and made the Globe and Mail and Quill & Quire Best Books of the Year lists. He has won numerous other awards including the Jewish Book Award and the World Storytelling Award, and has twice had honour books in the Silver Birch Award. Visit him at www.caryfagan.com

 

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