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This glob are from<i> Write Turns: New Directions in Canadian Fiction</i>  and edited by Joy Gueguler and published by Raincoast Books 2001.

83. "Pet the Spider" by Kelli Deith is about two girls and an invalid mute woman. The narrator is curious about the world of the woman's physical being and the other girl finds the woman gross and not interesting. The young and the old a world apart.

84. "Dogs in Winter" by Eden Robinson (her novel <i> Monkey Beach </i> is one of my all time favourite books) This short story does not disappoint . I love how she educates me with her words. A girl left to relearn relationships in the only way she knows how. This includes her relationship to herself. She is not like her mother and for that the world can breathe a sigh of relief.

85. "Dispatch" by Madeleine Thien. I recall this author but not sure from where exactly. Perhaps she interviewed one of the writers in the <i> Other Solitudes </i> or she wrote in <i>Blue Latitudes </i>. For some reason her name is in my reading radar. This story is one that could turn a reader inside out. An affair that doesn't come into being turns a married couple and particularly the woman into a pretzel inside their  own minds. Neat story concept.

86." Associated Press" by Nancy Lee. More than one lover is complicated even if one is across the world and lacking communication skills. Such a way of describing the physicality of human beings is a great skill owned by Nancy Lee.

87."boys growing" by Zsuzsi Gartner. A cougar with a taste for young  boys and a strange way of seeing age as a scent and a strange way of hearing growth in the bones of the young. A very unexpected story. The lower case letters in the title are on purpose.

88. "Too Busy Swimming" by  Terence Young    . It will make you look at what you keep in your home differently. The narrator's wife has a strange and I would imagine stressful on the mind job. The narrator is starting to be changed by her stories from her work and that is interwoven through a legal matter in which he must give a deposition.

86. "R.I.P., Roger Miller" by Murray Logan. Didn't much care for this one. The main character was terribly wounded and not that interesting.

I have changed the date to reflect the actual day I wrote this by mistake in my own LJ


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 24th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
This whole collection sounds interesting, and not easy to peg into any particular genre. The cougar story sounds disturbing, which makes it of interest to me.
Jun. 24th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
I see that I wasn't neccessarly being clear
but the cougar in the story is a woman not the actual wild cat. Of course you might of sensed that...just wanted to be clear.lol
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Re: I see that I wasn&#39;t neccessarly being clear
Heh. No, I thought you meant a wild animal ... I'm actually not sure which I find more disturbing now. *grin*
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