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Short Story

by (author) Barbara Gowdy

HarperCollins Canada
Initial publish date
Dec 2012
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    Publish Date
    Dec 2012
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On Sylvie’s first day of school, her mother advises her to keep Sue, an undeveloped Siamese twin, hidden under her skirt. Teased, groped and tormented by the other kids, Sylvia eventually makes her escape with a sideshow that visits her hometown. At last, she has found a place where she feels at home—until life offers her the opportunity to walk in yet another direction.

Hailed as “remarkable and uplifting” by The Globe and Mail and published to equally glowing acclaim around the world, Barbara Gowdy’s groundbreaking collection of stories, We So Seldom Look on Love, pushes past the limits of convention into lives that are fantastic and heartbreakingly real.

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About the author

Barbara Gowdy is an award-winning author whose five previous books, The Romantic, The White Bone, Mister Sandman, We So Seldom Look On Love and Falling Angels, have appeared on bestseller lists throughout the world. The recipient of the Marian Engel Award in 1996, she has been a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and a repeat finalist for the Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. She lives in Toronto.

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