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Last Hummingbird West of Chile

by Nicholas Ruddock

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literary, magical realism, action & adventure
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published: Jun 2021
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An audacious tale of murder, privilege, and servitude - of both humans and nature.
A stunning work of imaginative fiction, Last Hummingbird West of Chile spins a tale of adventure that is in turn comedic, violent, poignant and thoughtful. Through the exploits of a young sailor born in questionable circumstance and a pair of murderous servants, as well as an assortment of other 19th century regulars, the vital subjects of today—race, religion, sexuality, environment—are framed in history and human culture.
Through narration by human protagonists, a tree, a hummingbird, various beasts, and the landscape itself, Ruddock tells a story of colonialism and environment, brutality and privilege, and the best and worst of human nature.

About the Author
Nicholas Ruddock
Nicholas Ruddock’s award-winning poetry and fiction have been widely published in Canada and abroad. His story “How Eunice Got Her Baby” appeared in the Journey Anthology 19 and was produced by the Canadian Film Centre. His novel, The Parabolist (Doubleday, 2010), was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award. Ruddock lives in Guelph, Ontario.
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Editorial Reviews

Praise for How Loveta Got Her Baby
“Nobody can mistake the ingenuity of Nicholas Ruddock... Ruddock has talent to burn; he writes with verve and style.”

— Prism International

Praise for How Loveta Got Her Baby
“Accomplished, original, witty and wise.”

— The Antigonish Review

Praise for The Parabolist
"The Parabolist is an inventive, poetic, and thoroughly wonderful book."

— Vincent Lam, author of Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures

Praise for The Parabolist
"Passionate, off-hand, deeply charming and deeply original.”

— Damian Tarnopolsky, author of Goya's Dog

Praise for Night Ambulance
“Ruddock has a refined ear for dialogue and a mischievous sense of humour. He also knows how to bring a story to a memorable conclusion.”

— The Journey Prize Anthology

Praise for The Parabolist
"Packed with smarts, wit, and the spirit of Bolaño, The Parabolist envisions Toronto as an antic place full of characters willing to go to the brink for good sex, good love or a good poem."

— Kyo Maclear, author of The Letter Opener

Praise for The Parabolist

"The narrative is infused with the kind of intellectual energy and playfulness that is woefully lacking in so much Canadian fiction."

— Quill & Quire

Praise for The Parabolist
“With dazzling skill, Ruddock blends his intricate knowledge of medicine into an exciting, compelling, and expertly layered mystery."

— Anthony De Sa, author of Barnacle Love

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