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published: Apr 2012
ISBN:9781554810598
publisher: Freehand Books

People Who Disappear

by Alex Leslie

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list price: $21.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
category: Fiction
published: Apr 2012
ISBN:9781554810598
publisher: Freehand Books
Description

An oil spill on the West Coast coincides with a loved one's death. An enigmatic young musician experiences the rise and fall of his career, as told through videos posted to YouTube.

Sometimes romantic, sometimes elegiac, Alex Leslie's coastal stories take place in ocean inlets and city streets. Haunted as much by technology as by their own ghosts, Leslie's characters face the disappearance of sanity, love, and landscape. An electric, poetic debut.

Contributor Notes

Alex Leslie was born and lives in Vancouver. She is the author of two short story collections including We All Need to Eat (2018), a finalist for the 2019 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and People Who Disappear (2012), which was nominated for the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction and a 2013 ReLit Award. She is also the author of the prose poetry collection, The things I heard about you (2014). Winner of the 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers, Alex's short fiction has been included in the Journey Prize Anthology, The Best of Canadian Poetry in English, and in a special issue of Granta spotlighting Canadian writing, co-edited by Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux.

Awards
  • Short-listed, ReLit Award
  • Short-listed, Lambda Literary Award (LGBT Debut Fiction)
Editorial Reviews

"Leslie's dark tones are reminiscent of Rebecca Brown, but she is a creative force all her own. Her star is rising. Watch for her."--Hiromi Goto

"Alex Leslie conducts artful traffic in the zeitgeist, stories that are earthy, smoky, with Didion's terse calm, empathetic and reliable as duct tape."--Mark Jarman


"Leslie's dark tones are reminiscent of Rebecca Brown, but she is a creative force all her own. Her star is rising. Watch for her."?Hiromi Goto

"Alex Leslie conducts artful traffic in the zeitgeist, stories that are earthy, smoky, with Didion's terse calm, empathetic and reliable as duct tape."?Mark Jarman

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