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Fiction Literary

Homer in Flight

by (author) Rabindranath Maharaj

Publisher
Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
Apr 1997
Category
Literary
  • Audio cassette

    ISBN
    9780864923004
    Publish Date
    Apr 2000
    List Price
    $22.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780864922205
    Publish Date
    Apr 1997
    List Price
    $18.95

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Description

Hilarious and poignant, Homer in Flight draws a brilliant picture of a chronic malcontent roving from high-rise to housing development along the 401 and the QEW. Homer remains utterly displaced, not because of what other people do or don't do, but because he lives in his imagination instead of embracing an imperfect but fairly benign reality.

About the author

Rabindranath Maharaj, a Trinidadian teacher and journalist, wrote several of the stories in The Interloper during the year he spent in Fredericton. He now writes and teaches in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

"The effect is like laughing while you're bleeding to death."

<i>Vancouver Sun</i>

"A novel of many pleasures . . . A talented and confident writer who has produced a work of unsparing vision and compassion that stays true to the people who inhabit it . . . A rivetting portrait of the immigrant tragedy."

<i>Globe and Mail</i>

"Intelligent, ironic and emotionally honest."

<i>Blood & Aphorisms</i>

"A remarkable achievement . . . Maharaj's characters are vivid and entertaining; Dickensian, in a word."

<i>Toronto Star</i>

"His hope is infectious; his skill is a pleasure . . . a real awakening."

<i>Books in Canada</i>

"The beginning of something quite new in the literature of journeys and arrivals."

<i>Trinidad Guardian</i>

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