Vanishing and Other Stories

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Product Details

Price
$13.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.6 X 7.94 X 0.78 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062007520

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About the Author

Deborah Willis's work has appeared in the Bridport Prize Anthology, Event, and Grain, and she was a winner of PRISM International's annual fiction prize. Short-listed for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, Vanishing and Other Stories is her first book of fiction.

Reviews

"The stories in VANISHING show the magic of fiction at its best: fully realized worlds inseparable from the uncanny fact that they exist as mere words, magnificently strung together. Willis's creative sleight-of-hand illuminates human intricacies as if tapping directly into your own."--Globe and Mail, One of Jim Bartley's Top Five Books of the Year
"Spare, haunting and insightful, these stories are wonderfully wrought snap shots about human frailty and loss that will stay with you long after you've finished reading."--Calgary Herald
"A remarkably accomplished collection. . . . Economical, artful description. With her stories, Willis boldly inhabits the skin of all sorts, of all genders. . . . Her talent and skill are nothing short of formidable. . . . Accomplished, edgy, dark stories."--Times Colonist
"A remarkable new writer, Willis delivers 14 lovely tales and countless vivid moments in her first fiction collection....Readers will feel the joy of discovery in reading an emerging writer whose work will crowd our bookshelves for years to come."--Booklist
"The emotional range and depth of these stories, the clarity and deftness, is astonishing."--Alice Munro
"Flecked with welcome humour. . . . Equally salty-sweet. . . . Her attentiveness to detail and her succession of insights about the small moments people share and the consequences of individual choices keep us turning pages, enthralled."--Vancouver Sun
"Arresting. . . . Her words feel essential and elemental. She is one of those writers who makes fiction feel less of a genre than a language unto itself. . . . Charming, warm and humane."--Montreal Gazette