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Suburban Pornography

by (author) Matthew Firth

Anvil Press Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2006
Short Stories (single author)
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'Suburban Pornography' is contemporary literature, which documents Canadian urban life in a raw and naked manner. The prose is stripped-minimalist, direct, urgent, unflinching. The stories revolve around ordinary characters and problems-people stuck in bad relationships or jobs. Some yearn for something just beyond their grasp, something authentic to knock them out of their malaise. Their frailties and obsessions are front and centre. They are garbage men, bus drivers, waitresses, soupkitchen clients, and neighbourhood perverts-tired and busy, too weary to contemplate-from social conditions that sanction only mere existence in redemption's agony and fleeting glory.

" 'Suburban Pornography' surpasses a generic understanding of a tell-it-like-it-is literary form, born from American 20th century fiction, and delivers a unique Canadian voice offering a universal reflection of troubled humanity." - Discorder

"What makes 'Suburban Pornography' so memorable is the brutally honestsnapshots of the inner-city ill-privileged and sad-sack suburbanites who fuck, suck, bleed, bruise, cruise and search for love among the loveless." - Xpress

About the author

Matthew Firth has run his own independent micro press, Black Bile Press, since 1993. He edits/publishes the literary magazine Front&Centre, and he's had a regular books column in the Ottawa Xpress since April 2002. Previous publications include the short story collections Can You Take Me There, Now?; Fresh Meat; and most recently Suburban Pornography & Other Stories (Anvil Press, 2006).

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