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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

The Love Olympics

by (author) Claire Wilkshire

Publisher
Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
Category
Short Stories (single author), Family Life, Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550819083
    Publish Date
    Oct 2021
    List Price
    $21.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781550819090
    Publish Date
    Nov 2021
    List Price
    $19.99

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Description

Warm, funny, and stylistically savvy, these stories follow an interlocking set of characters and the people they love.

Characters weave their way in and out of The Love Olympics, a collection of short fiction set in St. John’s. The book is about various forms of love—the ways love grips us, shakes us, releases or envelops us. The stories are smart, witty, funny, warm, and surprising; they capture the preoccupations of characters from different generations who are closely or only tangentially connected to one another. This collection explores people’s aspirations, fears, and vulnerabilities; their generosity and desire for connection; their willingness to see past flaws and appreciate other human beings in all their complexity.

About the author

Author bio   Claire Wilkshire is a writer, editor, translator and teacher living in St. John’s with her husband, writer Larry Mathews. They have two adult children. Maxine (2013) is Claire’s first novel. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Grain, the New Quarterly, Event, and the Fiddlehead. She’s a founding member of the Burning Rock writing group.

 

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Editorial Reviews

"An all-encompassing take on love [...] Wilkshire approaches each short story with authentic experiences that encourage readers not to put the book down."

TEAGAL Lifestyle

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