Other Oscar, The

By Cora Siré

Other Oscar, The
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The Other Oscar tells the story of a thirty-year-old Canadian musician who arrives in a Chilean coastal town to appear in a film about madness. That's all Oscar knows about the film except that he's been cast to play his cello on a raft in the Pacific, a terrifying prospect. ... Read more


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The Other Oscar tells the story of a thirty-year-old Canadian musician who arrives in a Chilean coastal town to appear in a film about madness. That's all Oscar knows about the film except that he's been cast to play his cello on a raft in the Pacific, a terrifying prospect. Early on, he meets a gregarious actor who winds up befriending him and then the alluring Noemi whom he can't forget. This labyrinth of a story follows Oscar's misadventures as he parties with the film crew, experiences a harrowing day of filming and sets off on a search that takes him into a prison and alters the course of his self-discovery.

Cora Siré

Cora Siré is the author of two works of fiction and two poetry collections. Her novel Behold Things Beautiful was a finalist for the QWF's Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Fiction Prize in 2017. Her stories, essays and poems have been published in many anthologies and magazines in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Based in Montréal, she often writes of elsewheres, drawing on encounters in faraway places and her family history of displacement.

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