Hovering World

By Peter Dube

Hovering World
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A day-in-the-life novel — but what a day, what a life! Peter Dubé's first novel, Hovering World, moves effortlessly from sunlight to midnight and far beyond, in passages that are by turns haunting and haunted, surreal and erotic. The arrival of a photo of an angel sets off ... Read more


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A day-in-the-life novel — but what a day, what a life! Peter Dubé's first novel, Hovering World, moves effortlessly from sunlight to midnight and far beyond, in passages that are by turns haunting and haunted, surreal and erotic. The arrival of a photo of an angel sets off a quest of sorts, and along the way we encounter a general named Disarray, essays in art theory, moments of passionate obsession in both the streets of the city and the 'opaque corridors' of a gay sauna.
Hovering World is queer in all the best senses of the word — non-conformist, eccentric, dissenting, crazed, aberrant and, of course, invaluable. An unforgettable debut.
—Will Aitken, author of Realia

Peter Dube

Peter Dubé is a freelance writer, translator, art critic, and cultural journalist. A former president of the Quebec Writers’ Federation, his previously published works include Hovering World (2002), At the Bottom of the Sky (2007), and Subtle Bodies (2010). Dubé resides in Montreal.

Reviews

"Dubé easily conveys not only the awe and anxiety that goes with a spiritual awakening, but also the futility of trying to contain that awakening, or even convey it, within the margins of a photograph, or the pages of a book. "
— Sue McCluskey, This Magazine, 2003
"Dubé offers the reader a full spectrum of angels, fallen and otherwise. "
— Poppy Wilkinson, Montreal Review of Books, 2003

“Dubé easily conveys not only the awe and anxiety that goes with a spiritual awakening, but also the futility of trying to contain that awakening, or even convey it, within the margins of a photograph, or the pages of a book. ”— Sue McCluskey, This Magazine, 2003“Dubé offers the reader a full spectrum of angels, fallen and otherwise. ”— Poppy Wilkinson, Montreal Review of Books, 2003

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