Novelists

Product Number: EB00652455
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781927428726
Publisher: Biblioasis
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Description

Longlisted for the 2014 Frank O'Connor Award Novelists: the soul of an age, certainly. Brilliant? Perhaps. Yet aren't they also doddering, petulant, pedantic, knockkneed, skittish, and thunderingly insecure-resentful, awkward, annoying-demanding, deluded, and vexingly indifferent to reality? New from short fiction devotEe C.P. Boyko, Novelists is a comedy of manners (and manuscripts), rivalling Vanity Fair for its satirical wit. though not, mercifully, for its length. PRAISE FOR NOVELISTS "Proudly, gloriously, gleefully old-fashioned in their style and settings, these largely comic stories about the worst traits of artists are more serious than they at first seem: they depict the petty insecurities that fuel every creative act."-Russell Smith "If you are a normal person, these stories, with their pitch-perfect satirical humour and their finely tuned sentences, will make you laugh out loud. If you are a writer, first you will squirm with recognition while envying his impressive vocabulary, his nimble grammar, and his startling imagery, and then you'll laugh out loud."-Diane Schoemperlen PRAISE FOR C.P. BOYKO "Readers will enjoy the author's versatility, quirky (sometimes uproarious) sense of humor, sardonic view of the world, and fruitful imagination . Libraries with any short-fiction readers should buy this book and keep an eye out for the next one."-Booklist, starred review "Nothing short of astonishing."-The Walrus "Keep your eye on this young Canadian talent."-Chatelaine "Stunning . Boyko has an unstoppable imagination."-The Globe & Mail "Stealthy, seductive . A collection that in many ways . will provide thought-fodder, not to mention good old-fashioned pleasure, for months."- The Montreal Gazette "Fans of satirical fiction will love this . impeccably researched and unflinchingly intelligent." -The National Post

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Author(s): C.P. Boyko
Original Publish Date: May 08, 2014

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