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And now we are 60. To mark this momentous occasion, the editors at Goose Lane have selected six tiny perfect stories for your reading pleasure. Authored by some of Canada’s finest writers, they come from the sweep of Goose Lane’s publishing history. Each story will be individually bound and gathered with the others in a nifty sleeve as a collection, or they may be purchased individually in eBook singles. Here’s what you can expect to find in this sexagenarian sextet:

ALDEN NOWLAN’s “A Boy’s Life of Napoleon,” a brilliant piece of short fiction adapted from Nowlan’s first novel, The Wanton Troopers, written in 1960, but published posthumously in 1988.

The beguiling “Woman Gored by Bison Lives” from DOUGLAS GLOVER’s 1991 GG-nominated story collection, A Guide to Animal Behaviour.

Giller Prize-winner LYNN COADY’s unforgettable Christmas story “The Three Marys,” adapted from her award-winning debut novel, Strange Heaven, published in 1993.

Commonwealth Prize winner SHAUNA SINGH BALDWIN’s glittering story “Simran” from her 1996 debut collection, English Lessons and Other Stories.

KATHRYN KUITENBROUWER’s haunting “What Had Become of Us,” from her 2003 debut book of short fiction, Way Up.

The extraordinary “Knife Party” from a new collection of stories by MARK ANTHONY JARMAN, forthcoming in the spring of 2015.

AUTHOR

Douglas Glover

Born in 1948 on a tobacco farm in Ontario, writer and critic Douglas Glover is the author of many works of fiction including Dog Attempts to Drown Man in Saskatoon (1985). He currently lives and teaches in upper New York State.

AUTHOR

Mark Anthony Jarman

Mark Anthony Jarman is the author of Touch Anywhere to Begin, Czech Techno, Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, My White Planet, 19 Knives, New Orleans Is Sinking, Dancing Nightly in the Tavern, and the travel book Ireland’s Eye. He was an acquisitions editor for Oberon Press, and introduced many new writers through the Coming Attractions series. He is also the editor of Best Canadian Stories 2023. His novel Salvage King Ya!, is on Amazon.ca’s list of 50 Essential Canadian Books and is the number one book on Amazon’s list of best hockey fiction. Widely published in Canada, the US, Europe, and Asia, Jarman is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a Yaddo fellow, has taught at the University of Victoria, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the University of New Brunswick, where he has been fiction editor of The Fiddlehead literary journal since 1999. He is also co-editor of literary journal CAMEL.

AUTHOR

Lynn Coady

Lynn Coady now lives in Edmonton, though she was born and raised in Cape Breton. She has published a collection of short stories, Play the Monster Blind, and four novels. Her first novel, Strange Heaven, was nominated for the 1998 Governor General’s Award for Fiction, while her latest novel, The Antagonist, was shortlisted for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize.


AUTHOR

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the bestselling author of the novels All the Broken Things, Perfecting and The Nettle Spinner. She is also the author of the story collection, Way Up. Her work has appeared in Granta, The Walrus, Maclean’s, The Lifted Brow, Significant Objects, Storyville and others. Kathryn teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Toronto.


AUTHOR

Shauna Singh Baldwin

Shauna Singh Baldwin’s first novel, What the Body Remembers, was published in 1999 by Knopf Canada, Transworld UK, Doubleday USA, and (as an audiobook) by Goose Lane Editions. It received the 2000 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best Book (Canada-Caribbean region) and has been translated into fourteen languages. Her second novel The Tiger Claw was a finalist for Canada’s Giller Prize 2004. Shauna is the author of English Lessons and Other Stories and coauthor of A Foreign Visitor’s Survival Guide to America. Her awards include the 1995 Writer’s Union of Canada Award for short prose and the 1997 Canadian Literary Award. English Lessons received the 1996 Friends of American Writers Award.

A former radio producer and ecommerce consultant, her fiction and poems are widely published in literary magazines and anthologies in the US, Canada, and India. She has served on several juries and teaches short courses in creative writing. Shauna holds an MBA from Marquette University and an MFA from the University of British Columbia. We Are Not in Pakistan: Stories was published by Goose Lane Editions in 2007. Shauna’s third novel, The Selector of Souls, was published by Knopf Canada in September 2012. Reviews, reading schedule, and interviews at: www.ShaunaSinghBaldwin.com.


Reviews

For Goose Lane’s diamond anniversary — an array of six scintillating stories, gems mined from sixty years of Canada’s finest publishing and polished to the brightest hues. This multi-volume collection includes the following:

Famed poet Alden Nowlan’s A Boy’s Life of Napoleon, adapted from his first novel, The Wanton Troopers, posthumously published by Goose Lane in 1988

Douglas Glover’s strange and affecting Woman Gored by Bison Lives

The Three Marys, a Christmas story with a bite, adapted by Lynn Coady from her debut novel, Strange Heaven

Simran, a twisting tour-de-force by Shauna Singh Baldwin

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer’s stunning What Had Become of Us

Knife Party, a wild tale of an Italian vacation gone off the rails, from Mark Anthony Jarman’s highly anticipated new collection, forthcoming in 2015


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And now we are 60. To mark this momentous occasion, the editors at Goose Lane have selected six tiny perfect stories for your reading pleasure. Authored by some of Canada’s finest writers, they come from the sweep of Goose Lane’s publishing history. Each story will be individually bound and gathered with the others in a nifty sleeve as a collection, or they may be purchased individually in eBook singles. Here’s what you can expect to find in this sexagenarian sextet:

ALDEN NOWLAN’s “A Boy’s Life of Napoleon,” a brilliant piece of short fiction adapted from Nowlan’s first novel, The Wanton Troopers, written in 1960, but published posthumously in 1988.

The beguiling “Woman Gored by Bison Lives” from DOUGLAS GLOVER’s 1991 GG-nominated story collection, A Guide to Animal Behaviour.

Giller Prize-winner LYNN COADY’s unforgettable Christmas story “The Three Marys,” adapted from her award-winning debut novel, Strange Heaven, published in 1993.

Commonwealth Prize winner SHAUNA SINGH BALDWIN’s glittering story “Simran” from her 1996 debut collection, English Lessons and Other Stories.

KATHRYN KUITENBROUWER’s haunting “What Had Become of Us,” from her 2003 debut book of short fiction, Way Up.

The extraordinary “Knife Party” from a new collection of stories by MARK ANTHONY JARMAN, forthcoming in the spring of 2015.

Reader Reviews

Details

Dimensions:

272 Pages
6.5in * 4.75in * 1in
303gr

Published:

October 07, 2014

Publisher:

Goose Lane Editions

ISBN:

9780864928535

9780864927934 – EPUB

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Literary

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Language:

eng

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