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Canadian Short Stories I Have Known

By danielperry
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Since beginning to write Canadian Short Stories in 2009, I've read volume after volume of the things. Also, can't add the following: Exile Editions: CVC Book One; CVC Book Two; CVC Book Three; Pretty, by Greg Kinnear; Auxiliary Skins, by Christine Miscione; The Obvious Child, by Matt Shaw; Stations of the Heart, by Darlene Madott Plaza Requiem, by Martha Batiz Tightrope Books: Keep it Beautiful, by Kelly Ward; Mercury Press A Measure of Time, by Karl Jirgens; Oberon Press: Interpreters, by Ron Schafrick; Savage Time, by Murray Pomerance; 08: Best Canadian Stories, ed. John Metcalf; 09: Best Canadian Stories, ed. John Metcalf; Coming Attractions 09, ed. Mark Anthony Jarman; What We're Made Of, by Ryan Turner God Is Not a Fish Inspector, by W.D. Valgardson Insomniac Press: Black Coffee Night, by Emily Schultz; Press Gang: Out on Main Street, by Shani Mootoo; Raincoast Books: Mount Appetite, by Bill Gaston. Mosaic Press: A Face Like the Moon, by Mina Athanassious NeWest Press: Love at Last Light, by Thea Bowering

What Boys Like

and Other Stories

Amy Jones's Metcalf-Rooke Award-winning short fiction collectionWhat Boys Like brings together a motley assemblage of urban misfits and outsiders, and explores their love/hate relationships with their city and one another. Whether a parent and a child struggling with poverty, sisters trying to find their place in a family, two friends separated by distance and time, or between lovers who find themselves growing apart, Jones's characters grapple with lust, love and loss with an unsentimental eye, …

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Destiny's Telescope

Destiny's Telescope

tagged : literary

The stories in Destiny's Telescope illuminate the moments when life spins in unexpected and inexplicable ways. A girl with a deadly allergy to the sun ventures out-of-doors. A businessman abandons his sports car in the middle of a traffic jam. A small-town waitress orders her favourite breakfast for a motorcycle riding stranger. A Lolita-chasing man has a run-in with a mysterious black taxicab on a busy street and goes for a different kind of ride. Sometimes, destiny does wait.

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