Motortherapy

By (author): Bill Schermbrucker

“Always carry a bar of soap!” his father advises, as Allstair sets off to drive from Nairobi halfway across Africa in a secondhand Austin in the 1950s. “It wasn’t clear to me how you could fix a leak in the gas tank with soap,” Allstair reports, “but I never doubted that sort of instruction coming from him.” So begins the first tale in this sequel to Bill Schermbrucker’s well-received collection Chameleon and Other Stories.

AUTHOR

Bill Schermbrucker

Motortherapy (1993) is the third work of fiction from Bill Schermbrucker, a writer who has come into his prime. Born and raised in Africa, he now lives in North Vancouver, B.C. where he teaches English at Capilano College. He has been an editor of The Capilano Review, and is the author of Chameleon and Other Stories (1983). His novel, Mimosa (1988), won the Ethel Wilson Prize for Fiction at the 1988 BC Book Prizes.

Reviews

“[Stories] stir and shift with deftly-rendered subtleties which at their best recall … Norman Levine and … Alice Munro”
Quill & Quire


“One of the best works of fiction of 1993.”
U of T Quarterly


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“Always carry a bar of soap!” his father advises, as Allstair sets off to drive from Nairobi halfway across Africa in a secondhand Austin in the 1950s. “It wasn’t clear to me how you could fix a leak in the gas tank with soap,” Allstair reports, “but I never doubted that sort of instruction coming from him.” So begins the first tale in this sequel to Bill Schermbrucker’s well-received collection Chameleon and Other Stories.

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Details

Dimensions:

176 Pages
8.5in * 216mm * 5.5in * 140mm * 0.5in13mm
283gr
10oz

Published:

January 01, 1993

City of Publication:

Vancouver

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Talonbooks

ISBN:

9780889223301

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Literary

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Language:

eng

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