One of the CBC's Best Books of the Year.
A pregnancy test is taken at a wedding, a bad diagnosis leads a patient to a surprising outlook, and a civic holiday becomes a dystopian nightmare. By turns caustic, tender, and creepily hilarious, Sweet Affliction reveals the frailties, perversions, and resilience of Anna Leventhal's cast of city-dwellers. Shiftless youths, a compulsive collector of cigarette butts, and a dying pet rat populate fifteen sharply-observed and darkly funny stories that suck at the marrow of modern life.
"It's a joy to read."--The Globe & Mail
"Anna Leventhal [is] one of Montreal's quietly beloved literary personalities."--Cult MTL
"A subtle yet powerful debut."--Inaudible
"Sweet Affliction's reviews have been positive across the board, and rightly so. It's a collection that reads more like a mid-career statement than a tentative debut."--Montreal Gazette
About this Author
Anna Leventhal's acclaimed short story collection Sweet Affliction (Invisible Publishing) won the Quebec Writers' Federation Concordia University First Book Prize and was named one of the best books of 2014 by the CBC. Her writing has appeared in Geist, Matrix, Maisonneuve, The Montreal Review of Books, and several short fiction anthologies.She was nominated for the Journey Prize, won a Quebec Writing Competition award, and was shortlisted for a Canada Writes award. She lives in Montreal.
If the product is in stock at the store nearest you, we suggest you call ahead to have it set aside for you, or you may place an order online and choose in-store pickup.