Entropic

By (author): R.W. Gray

Winner of the 2016 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award at the East Coast Literary Awards!
Shortlisted for the Book Design Award at the 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!
Shortlisted for the 2015 New Brunswick Book Awards!

In this collection of stories, author and filmmaker R. W. Gray (Crisp) finds the place where the beautiful, the strange, and the surreal all meet–sometimes meshing harmoniously, sometimes colliding with terrible violence, launching his characters into a redefined reality.

A lovestruck man discovers the secret editing room where his girlfriend erases all her flaws; a massage artist finds that she has a gift, but is uncertain of the price; a beautiful man sets out to be done with beauty; and a gay couple meets what appear to be younger versions of themselves, learning that history can indeed repeat itself.

AUTHOR

R.W. Gray

R.W. Gray was raised on the northwest coast of BC. He is the author of two serialized novels in Xtra West magazine (Waterboys and Tide Pool Sketches) and has had his fiction appear in Arc, Grain, Event, and dANDelion among others. He has also had ten screenplays produced, including the award winning shorts “alice & huck” and “Blink.” He teaches film and screenwriting at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Entropic is his second collection of short stories, following 2010’s Crisp.

Reviews

Praise for Entropic:

“[w]hen Gray is good he’s very good, his modern parables peeling off layers of convention to get at subconscious truths, submerged archetypes, and emotions.”
~ Alex Good, Quill and Quire

“[R.W. Gray] treads a fascinating line between realities … a tender, globetrotting, strongly visual collection.”
~ Publishers Weekly

“R.W. Gray’s second book of short stories, Entropic, is the work of a writer exploring his gifts.”
~ Jules Bentley, Plenitude Magazine

“‘Entropic’ is executed with Cronenbergian deviance, raising tingly questions about the ways lack and absence manifest.”
~ Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Canadian Literature


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Winner of the 2016 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award at the East Coast Literary Awards!
Shortlisted for the Book Design Award at the 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!
Shortlisted for the 2015 New Brunswick Book Awards!

In this collection of stories, author and filmmaker R. W. Gray (Crisp) finds the place where the beautiful, the strange, and the surreal all meet–sometimes meshing harmoniously, sometimes colliding with terrible violence, launching his characters into a redefined reality.

A lovestruck man discovers the secret editing room where his girlfriend erases all her flaws; a massage artist finds that she has a gift, but is uncertain of the price; a beautiful man sets out to be done with beauty; and a gay couple meets what appear to be younger versions of themselves, learning that history can indeed repeat itself.

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Details

Dimensions:

200 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

May 15, 2015

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

NeWest Press

ISBN:

9781927063866

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Short Stories

Language:

eng

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