Call Me Stan: A Tragedy in Three Millennia - Essential Prose Series (Paperback)
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Call Me Stan: A Tragedy in Three Millennia - Essential Prose Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 420 Pages
Published: 01/12/2021
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Long-listed for the 2022 Leacock Medal for Humour

When King Priam's pregnant daughter was fleeing the sack of Troy, Stan was there. When Jesus of Nazareth was beaten and crucified, Stan was there - one cross over. Stan has been a Hittite warrior, a Roman legionnaire, a mercenary for the caravans of the Silk Road and a Great War German grunt. He's been a toymaker in a time of plague, a reluctant rebel in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, and an information peddler in the cabarets of post-war Berlin. Stan doesn't die, and he doesn't know why. And now he's being investigated for a horrific crime. As Stan tells his story, from his origins as an Anatolian sheep farmer to his custody in a Toronto police interview room, he brings a wry, anachronistic perspective to three thousand years of Eurasian history. Call Me Stan is the story of a man endlessly struggling to adjust as the world keeps changing around him. It is a Biblical epic from the bleachers, a gender fluid operatic love quadrangle, and a touching exploration of what it is to outlive everyone you love. Or almost everyone.

Publisher: Guernica Editions,Canada
ISBN: 9781771835985
Number of pages: 420
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 27 mm


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Call Me Stan is a ludicrous epic and a tender-hearted romp--an easy-reading humanist adventure that feels as if Monty Python rewrote Virginia Woolf's Orlando. -- Sean Michaels, author of The Wagers and Giller Prize winner Us Conductors

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