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Savage Love

by Douglas Glover

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published: Sep 2013
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An Amazon.ca Best Book of 2013, A Globe and Mail Top 100 for 2013, and a Quill & Quire Best Book of 2013

Longlisted, Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award

Savage Love marks the long-awaited literary return of one of Canada’s most lauded and stylistically brilliant authors. Slyly holding forth with subversive wit, Glover skewers every conventional notion we’ve ever held about that cultural/emotional institution of love we are instructed to hold dear.

Peopled with forensic archaeologists, members of ancient tribes, horoscope writers, dental hygienists, butchers — Glover’s stories are of our time yet timeless; spectacular fables that stand in any era, any civilization. Whether we be sexually ambiguous librarians or desperadoes of the most despicable kind, Glover exposes the humanity lurking behind our masks, and the perversities that underlie our actions.

Absurd, comic, dream-like, deeply affecting (on the molecular level); these stories revel in inventiveness yet preserve a strict adherence to the real. Glover directs his focus to moments when things seem too incredible to be supported, pointing us to truths that exhibit human nature in contexts we all recognize. Savage Love marks the return of a master, with laugh-out-loud stories of the best kind, often completely unexpected, rife with moments of tragedy or horror. This is Douglas Glover country, and we are all willing visitors.

About the Author
Douglas Glover was recipient of the 2006 Writers' Trust of Canada Timothy Findley Award for his body of work. His bestselling novel Elle won the Governor-General's Award and was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. A Guide to Animal Behaviour was a finalist for the 1991 Governor-General's Award, and 16 Categories of Desire was shortlisted for the 2000 Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Award.
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  • Joint winner, Amazon.ca Best Books of 2013

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