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The Stand-In

by David Helwig

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A retired academic is called to a remote university to speak as the replacement for an old friend recently deceased in unusual circumstances. The Stand-In is a transcript of these lectures, revealing a sophisticated tale of art, fame, and adultery that unfolds through rambling anecdotes and flashes of scholarly grandstanding. Fiercely funny and bitterly ironic, The Stand-In is a "triumph of comic exposition." (Toronto Star)

About the Author
David Helwig (b. 1938) grew up in Ontario and lives in Belfast, Prince Edward Island. He founded the Best Canadian Stories series, and he is the author of sixteen books of fiction and numerous works of non-fiction, including poetry, memoir, documentary and translation. His most recent fiction is Close to the Fire (Goose Lane, 1999), a novella, and the novel, The Time of Her Life (Goose Lane, 2000). "Missing Notes" appeared in ArtsAtlantic (61) and was selected for 98: Best Canadian Stories.
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David Helwig is a prolific author, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and former poet laureate of Prince Edward Island.

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