The Lady Who Sold Furniture

By (author): John Metcalf

These tales reveal Metcalf’s concern with the shifting notions of identity as it is grasped by children, adolescents, and young men. Metcalf’s first book contains many of the widely anthologized stories which continue to draw readers to this poised and witty writer. Tales such as “Early Morning Rabbits,” “Keys and Watercress,” and the title novella reveal Metcalf’s concern with the shifting notion of identity as it is grasped by children, adolescents, and young men. This variety and reality is heightened by Metcalf’s deft handling of language and by the subtle texturing he imparts to every story in the collection.

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John Metcalf

John Metcalf has been one of the leading editors in Canada for more than five decades, editing more than two hundred books over this time, including eighteen volumes of the Best Canadian Stories anthology. He is also the author of more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction, including Finding Again the World: Selected Stories, Vital Signs: Collected Novellas, An Aesthetic Underground: A Literary Memoir, and The Museum at the End of the World. Senior Fiction Editor at Biblioasis, he lives in Ottawa with his wife, Myrna.

Caroline Adderson is a Vancouver-based author of five novels and two collections of short stories. Her work has received numerous award nominations including two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Governor General’s Literary Award, and the Rogers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Her awards include three BC Book Prizes, three CBC Literary Awards, and a National Magazine Award Gold Medal for Fiction.

Kristyn Dunnion has authored six books, most recently Stoop City (Biblioasis, 2020). Her short fiction appears in Best Canadian Stories 2020, Toronto 2033, Orca, and the Tahoma Literary Review. Dunnion was raised in Essex County, the southern-most tip of Canada, and currently lives in Toronto.

Cynthia Flood’s stories have won numerous awards, including The Journey Prize and a National Magazine Award. Her novel Making A Stone Of The Heart was nominated for the City of Vancouver Book Prize, and her acclaimed short story collections include Red Girl Rat Boy (2013) which was shortlisted for the BC Book Prizes’ fiction award. She lives in Vancouver’s West End.

Shaena Lambert’s fiction has been nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and the Frank O’Connor Award for the Short Story, and have appeared in publications including Best Canadian Stories and The Journey Prize Anthology. Lambert lives in Vancouver.

Elise Levine is the author of Say This: Two Novellas, This Wicked Tongue, the novels Blue Field and Requests and Dedications, and the story collection Driving Men Mad. Originally from Toronto, she lives in Baltimore, MD, where she teaches in the MA in Writing program at Johns Hopkins University.

Kathy Page is the author of eight novels, including Dear Evelyn, winner of the 2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Award for Fiction and the Butler Book Prize. Her short fiction collections, Paradise & Elsewhere (2014) and The Two of Us (2016), were both nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Born in the UK, she moved with her family to Salt Spring Island in 2001.


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These tales reveal Metcalf’s concern with the shifting notions of identity as it is grasped by children, adolescents, and young men. Metcalf’s first book contains many of the widely anthologized stories which continue to draw readers to this poised and witty writer. Tales such as “Early Morning Rabbits,” “Keys and Watercress,” and the title novella reveal Metcalf’s concern with the shifting notion of identity as it is grasped by children, adolescents, and young men. This variety and reality is heightened by Metcalf’s deft handling of language and by the subtle texturing he imparts to every story in the collection.

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Dimensions:

150 Pages
8in * 5in *
0.774lb

Published:

January 01, 1977

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

ECW Press

ISBN:

9780920802090

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Short Stories

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Language:

eng

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