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The End of Me

May 2, 2020 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781988298566
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Description

56 very short stories about death from Giller Prize finalist John Gould

The End of Me is an astonishing set of sudden stories about the experience of mortality. With an ear attuned to the uncanny and the ironic, John Gould catches his characters at moments of illumination as they encounter the mystery of their finite being. A marooned astronaut bonds with a bereft cat; kids pelt a funeral procession with plums; a young girl ponders the brief brutality of her last life, and braces herself for the next one.

Rife with invention, with fresh ideas and arresting voices, this collection of flash fiction shimmers with compassion and vitality.

About this Author

John Gould is the author of two previous collections of very short stories -- including Kilter, a finalist for the Giller Prize and a Globe and Mail Best Book -- and the novel Seven Good Reasons Not to Be Good. His fiction has been published in periodicals across Canada and abroad, and adapted for film. A teacher, editor and arts administrator, he served on the editorial board of the Malahat Review and taught creative writing at the University of Victoria.

ISBN: 9781988298566
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 280
Publisher: Freehand Books
Published: 2020-05-02

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