Meteorites: Stories

Julie Paul (Author)

Product Details

$18.00  $16.56
Touchwood Editions
Publish Date
June 04, 2019
5.5 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author



Praise for Julie Paul's The Pull of the Moon

"A reminder that we are dealing with humans and human behaviour seen up close: funny, sad, inadequate, tragic, venal, conflicted, desperate, sometimes even noble. This particular cartography is often entertaining, frequently disturbing, and always illuminating." --The Coastal Spectator

"Modern short stories can be plotless, pretentious and downright irritating. This isn't a problem with the work of Paul, who writes insightful and entertaining stories, often with a West Coast connection. Her male central characters tend to be good men felled by grief. Her women can be loopy and fanciful. This new collection of 12 stories doesn't disappoint." --The Toronto Star

"The through-line in Julie Paul's second collection of stories is a small yet powerful transformation in character: in each, a person feels the near-physical pull of something outside themselves... Collections can be hit-and-miss affairs. This one is thoroughly good." --Globe and Mail

"[It] explores what you might find when you scratch beneath the surface of someone else's life . . . There is genuine humanity and insight that leads to understanding." --YAM Magazine

"Paul's voice is a strong one, and her characters a worthy study. Add to this The Pull of the Moon's surprising cohesion, its weave of both obvious and deeply buried repeating themes and images, and the result is a collection worth noting." --FreeFall Magazine

"This is writing of emotional veracity with an edge, of humour alongside gravity, of darkness tempered with blithe optimism. The pull of Julie Paul is powerful." --Rover

"The stories in The Pull of the Moon range from funny-sexy through funny-grim to outright harrowing. They are all good . . . Between Paul's range and virtuosity, most readers will find something to glom onto. Simply put, this is a good collection of short stories and well-worth a read. " --The Other Press

"The Pull of the Moon isn't a world of straightforward happy endings. It's a world where nothing is perfect, and people must learn to live with each other, despite their loved one's complex flaws. Julie Paul's Pull Of The Moon consistently succeeds in portraying such a world, thanks to Paul's ability to capture both the warmth and the strangeness of the way people behave." --The Winnipeg Review

"Paul is both a superb story teller and a fine poet. She wastes no words. Her characters are believable, sympathetic -- and highly unusual. These twelve stories are funny--often very funny--but they tingle with human longing and fear... You'll want to buy this one for your friends. And then borrow it back." --Arleen ParΓ©, award-winning author of Lake of Two Mountains

"Julie Paul's wistful, charming stories--full of humour and subtle revelations--strike gently but powerfully at the heart. The Pull of the Moon is a delight." --Shaena Lambert, author of Oh My Darling

"A collection laced with surprises and deftly woven moments of wonder. Julie Paul's is a world where families, friendships, and relationships fall apart, and where desperate people struggle to put them back together." --Daniel Griffin, author of Stopping for Strangers

"Fresh and contemporary . . . real life captured eloquently and with sublety." --Lee Henderson, author of The Man Game

"Danger: High Voltage. Julie Paul's stories are masterful and sexy." --Kathleen Winter, award-winning author of Annabel

"The stories are good, and true to the title, they've got that quality of lunar tug that makes one feel a little under the influence of something bigger than themselves." --Jill Margo Mini Mag