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Nice Gazebo, A

by (author) Robyn Sarah

Vehicule Press
Initial publish date
Oct 1992
General, Erotica
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    Oct 1992
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What do husbands, sitting on the porch in the dark, talk about while their wives take a late night walk down a country road? This is the question that opens Montreal poet Robyn Sarah's long-awaited debut collection of short fiction. In exploring the quiet lives of the men and women in these stories, Sarah reveals herself as the most graceful and confident of writers. With a poet's unerring eye for detail she allows everyday events to resonate with surprising delights. With a deftness of touch rare in contemporary fiction, she ensures that her stories linger in our thoughts long after we have finished reading them.

About the author

Robyn Sarah
Is the author of several poetry collections, two collections of short stories, and a book of essays on poetry. Her works have appeared widely in Canada and the United States, in publications that include The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, The Norton Anthology of Poetry, and Garrison Keillor's Good Poems for Hard Times. Widely recognized and anthologized, Robyn Sarah has won awards for each of the genres in which she works, including the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for poetry and the CBC literary competition, also for poetry; a National Magazine Award, and the QSPELL award for the best English-language fiction written by a Qu�bec author. She lives in Montr�al.

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Editorial Reviews

"[Sarah's] biggest gift is her ability to weave a number of complex themes into a seemingly straightforward yarn...She can take a perfectly ordinary event and transform it into something magical. Again and again." --New Canadian Magazine

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