The Path of Most Resistance (Paperback)
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The Path of Most Resistance (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 01/06/2017
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As entertaining as they are insightful, the stories in The Path of Most Resistance are anchored by the concept of passive aggression in our everyday lives: ordinary people who are quietly, desperately, and indirectly trying to impose their will on the uncaring world around them.

From a woman who compulsively shops for luggage in order to sublimate her desire for a divorce to a senior citizen who tries to force his family to visit by refusing to eat, the characters in this collection try to change their lives through oblique resistance. The stories also humorously show readers how passive aggression is perhaps at its most effective when carried out in smaller, more insidious ways. Uncertain about the state of his relationship, a man obsesses, but refuses to clean, a spot of mould in the bathroom.

The Path of Most Resistance is an observant and compassionate look at the feelings of powerlessness that we all share, and will have readers silently cringing and nodding in recognition of their own bad behaviour.

Publisher: House of Anansi Press Ltd ,Canada
ISBN: 9781487000684
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 203 x 133 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Russell Wangersky affirms his position as one of the finest short-story writers currently working in this country . . . Wangersky has delivered a collection unified in its quality, but eclectic and surprising in the breadth of its styles, subjects, and techniques.

Quill & Quire

Wangersky is adept at creating crystalline moments in which events or lives change or reorganize themselves; rarely does he offer closure or pat solutions to the situations he imagines.

The Globe and Mail

By tapping into the frustration that comes with being ignored or misunderstood, Wangersky is writing stories that speak to a very base emotion in all Canadians; we're a more aggressive, competitive people than we like to think. But in The Path of Most Resistance, this is tempered by Wangersky's humour and honest treatment of his characters - a group that readers will recognize in their friends and neighbours, people going about their lives, knowing that no matter the frustration, there's nothing to do but keep on going.

The National Post

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