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Three Days

by (author) Russell Wangersky

House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Aug 2013
Short Stories (single author)
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A new short story from 2012 Scotiabank-Giller Prize finalist Russell Wangersky.

In his first published short story since his critically acclaimed collection, Whirl Away, Russell Wangersky returns with a story about a lonely, ill old man, who is living alone in his house. Sick in bed for three days, Arthur Simmons ponders life, living and the sometimes difficult relationships he has with family members. The last of his generation, Simmons is both stubborn and desperate -- a quietly explosive mix.

Russell Wangersky is critically acclaimed writer whose most recent short story collection, Whirl Away, was a finalist for the Scotiabank-Giller Prize. He has also won the British Columbia National Award for Non-Fiction (Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself)), the BMO Winterset Award (The Glass Harmonica) and has been nominated for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (The Hour of Bad Decisions). He is a newspaper editor and columnist based in St. John's, Newfoundland.

About the author

Russell Wangersky’s most recent book, The Glass Harmonica, won the 2010 BMOWinterset Award and was longlisted for the Relit Awards. His previous book, Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself won Canada’s largest non-fiction prize, the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, the Rogers Communications Newfoundland and Labrador Non-Fiction Book Award and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. It was also a finalist for theWriter’s Trust Non- Fiction Prize and was a Globe and Mail Top 100 selection in 2008. His 2006 short story collection The Hour of Bad Decisions was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was shortlisted for the CommonwealthWriter’s Prize, first book, Canada and the Caribbean. It was a Globe and Mail Top100 selection in 2006.Wangersky lives and works in St. John’s, where he is an editor and columnist with the St. John’s Telegram.

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