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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

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by (author) M.A.C. Farrant

Publisher
Arsenal Pulp Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1993
Category
Short Stories (single author)
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780889782624
    Publish Date
    Jan 1993
    List Price
    $12.95 USD

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Description

A woman whose husband keeps himself locked in a closet tries to woo him out by singing the praises of Juan Valdez. This and other stories from Farrant's brave new world poke gentle fun at the conventions of suburbia and modern relationships.

About the author

Born in Sydney, Australia and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, M.A.C. Farrant is the acclaimed author of nine previous collections of satirical and humourous short fiction, and two works of non-fiction. Her writing has been widely anthologized in North America and has been dramatized for television; Farrant is also a frequent contributor to leading magazines such as Adbusters and Geist. Her 2004 memoir, My Turquoise Years, is being adapted into a stage play in conjunction with the Arts Club Theatre of Vancouver; production is slated for the 2011/12 season.

Farrant has taught fiction workshops in Canada and Australia. She was a visiting writer-in-residence at Macquarie University in Sydney. A full-time writer currently residing in North Saanich, B.C., she has also taught part-time at the creative writing department in the University of Victoria and reviews books for the Vancouver Sun and the Globe & Mail.

Farrant’s work is infused with acerbic wit and iconoclastic innovation. As the Globe & Mail has noted, “Farrant is better at startling us with unnerving, often misanthropic visions of everyday life than perhaps any other Canadian writer”.

BC Bookworld has called her “Canada’s most acerbic and intelligent humourist.”

M.A.C. Farrant's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, VanCity Women's Book Prize

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