An Imperfect Man

By John Calabro

An Imperfect Man
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Set in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, An Imperfect Man narrates two devastating weeks in the life of Jack Hughes as he battles his left arm and his past. Praise for Calabro's previous works: "Echoes of Pirandello and Calvino punctuate The Cousin, best described as tragic ... Read more


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Set in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, An Imperfect Man narrates two devastating weeks in the life of Jack Hughes as he battles his left arm and his past. Praise for Calabro's previous works: "Echoes of Pirandello and Calvino punctuate The Cousin, best described as tragic surrealism. " -- The Globe and Mail "[The short story A Glass of Wine is] . .. a subtly subversive piece of fiction. " -- Descant "[Bellecour] is a small masterwork of erotic candour and psychological acuity. " -- The Globe and Mail

John Calabro

John Calabro is an educator, publisher, cultural entrepreneur, and fiction writer. His first novella, Bellecour, was published in 2005 by Guernica Editions and named by the Globe and Mail First Fiction Reviewer as one of the Top 5 First Fiction in 2005. Calabro's short stories, essays and reviews have appeared in many journals and anthologies. His second novella, The Cousin, was published in 2009 by Quattro Books, and its French translation, Le Cousin, was shortlisted for a Governor General's Award.

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