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Dey, Claudia

Editorial: Coach House Books, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2008
ISBN 10: 155245195X / ISBN 13: 9781552451953
Usado / Soft cover / Cantidad: 1
Librería: Bag End Books (MISSISSAUGA, ON, Canada)
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Editorial: Coach House Books, Toronto, ON, Canada

Año de publicación: 2008

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition


A near fine or better soft cover copy of the first edition, so stated. INSCRIBED ON THE TITLE PAGE. This is a tight, clean copy. N° de ref. de la librería 001906

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Sinopsis: Eugenia Ledoux wakes one morning to a note on the kitchen table: "Gone to save the world. Sorry. Yours, Sheb Woolly Ledoux. Asshole." Eugenia is nine years old, a synaesthesiac and a tightrope walker. She adores her father and his lunatic charms; she loves that he takes her fishing in the middle of the night and calls her Stunt. Sheb has always promised he'll one day take her to the moonscape of northern Ontario, where astronauts train; instead he writes a note, blows up a shoulder-pad factory, and leaves. His heartbroken daughter is left behind with her mother, the sharp-edged former ingenue Mink, and her sister, the death-obsessed and hauntingly beautiful Immaculata. After a fake funeral for Sheb, Mink vanishes too. Eugenia and Immaculata, left alone, double in age overnight. Immaculata becomes a swan-like giantess, and soon finds her calling caring for Leopold, a diseased and irresistible malcontent down the street. Eugenia, however, stays the same: dark and diminutive, and bereft. She finds herself a bicycle and sets off to track down her father, encountering an astronaut and a waitress named Cupid along the way. Stunt is the first novel by one of Canada's most acclaimed playwrights. Like synaesthetic Eugenia, your senses will be addled as Dey's words take on colours, tastes, and smells, somehow coming to mean more than you thought they did; they depict, with compassionate hilarity and luminous heartbreak, the love between a girl and her father.

Críticas: 'Claudia Dey's debut novel is like a snowflake, utterly unique, compellingly intricate and sparkle-riven, sharp as broken crystal and just as dazzling. Stunt is daring, poignant, full of abandon and abandonment, wistful and funny. Brilliant.' -- Lisa Moore, author of February 'Dey's ... prose [is] a wondrous compression of poetry, her carnival of characters drawn in gripping detail, and the riot of fantastical yet gritty imagery all shot through with a keen and relentless sadness. The sheer density of the imagery and vivid characterizations makes you slow down to enjoy every sentence. You want to read this novel carefully; you want to read it again.' -- Globe and Mail 'Stunt is mesmerizing, rewarding, and breathtaking. Dey never lets up.' -- Quill & Quire

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Dirección: MISSISSAUGA, ON, Canada

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