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Fiction Literary

This All Happened

by (author) Michael Winter

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Apr 2001
Category
Literary, Biographical
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887846618
    Publish Date
    Apr 2001
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770893726
    Publish Date
    Aug 2013
    List Price
    $14.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770893771
    Publish Date
    Jul 2013
    List Price
    $9.99

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Description

The commodity a fiction writer sells is his own life, his spirit. This is especially true in fiction that draws from autobiography.

In Michael Winter's journal-a-clef, This All Happened, we are exposed to the kernel of truth that exists in each day. Told from the viewpoint of Gabriel English, This All Happened opens windows onto a richly textured, fast-pacedly filmic compilation of daily vignettes over one calendar year (if Fellini were a Newfoundlander...). Gabriel's promises and actions early in the year have their repercussions by the end.

Gabriel's passion for Lydia Murphy leads him into paroxysms of jealousy -- but he never abandons his shrewdly witty perspective on the vagaries of modern love. Concrete and delicately rendered, This All Happened depicts a man's descent from love to fury.

About the author

Michael Winter is the author of The Big Why (winner of the Drummer General's Award and nominated for Ontario's Trillium Book Award and the Atlantic Book Awards Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Prize), This All Happened (winner of the Winterset Award and nominated for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize), the short-story collection One Last Good Look, and more recently the novels The Architects Are Here and The Death of Donna Whalen.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Winterset Award for Excellence in Newfoundland Writing
  • Short-listed, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

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