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Hot Town and Other Stories (Hardback)

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Hardback 225 Pages / Published: 01/12/2016
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The small town is a haven in an unruly world. There is much reassurance in the familiar. Shirley at the post office knows everybody's name. Bingo is every Wednesday night at the Legion. The community pulls together unquestioningly for funerals, fires and parades. A small town sets the parameters for personal successes and takes the blame for failures. This is a book about people who exchange their high expectations for belonging. Small town people are loyal and resilient, with histories steeped in both tradition and subversion. They tolerate disappointment well, while a betrayal is never forgotten. Memory is the foundation of the small town, accurate or not. And memory runs deep, deeper than the abandoned gravel pit north of the tracks.

Publisher: At Bay Press
ISBN: 9780987966582
Number of pages: 225
Weight: 374 g
Dimensions: 215 x 140 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Janet Trull is a smart, perceptive new storytelling voice . . . [with] a keen eye for human nature and a soft spot for human weakness." Adam Mayers, Toronto Star
Trulls stories are poignant, concise and contain an essence that is reminiscent of an Alice Munro telling. Her debut book is well worth the read. I for one, look forward to future writings from this author. Mary Barnes, Prairie Fire
"This debut story collection doesn't read like a debut at all, but reveals the assured hand of a seasoned writer. By turns dark, quirky, powerful and uplifting, Janet Trull knows her terrain - emotional, social, and physical - and holds the reader close for a wild ride." Terry Fallis, author of The best Laid plans, winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal

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