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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 12/06/2014
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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

Publisher: Biblioasis
ISBN: 9781927428719
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 199 g
Dimensions: 210 x 134 x 15 mm

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