Evocative and passionately written, "Vanishing and Other Stories" by debut Canadian author Deborah Willis explores emotional and physical absences, the ways in which people leave, are left, and whether or not it's ever possible to move on. Readers will encounter a skinny, freckled ice-cream scooper named Nina Simone, a vanishing visionary of social utopia, a French teacher who collects fiances, and a fortune-telling mother who fails to predict the heartbreak of her own daughter. The characters in this collection will linger in the imagination "like the smell of lavender and molasses," proving that nothing is ever truly forgotten. Written with a remarkable economy of words, Willis' prose will draw comparisons to early Alice Munro.
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A French teacher who collects fiancés; a fortune-teller who fails to predict the heartbreak of her own daughter; an aging cowboy seduced by a city girl . . . these are some of the unforgettable people who live in these pages.
In Vanishing and Other Stories, secrets are both kept and unearthed, and lives are shaped by missing lovers, parents, and children. With wisdom and dexterity, moments of dark humor, and a remark- able economy of words, Deborah Willis captures an incredible array of characters that linger in the imagination and prove that nothing is ever truly forgotten.About the Author:
Deborah Willis was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Her work has appeared in the Bridport Prize Anthology, Event, Grain, and The Walrus. She was the winner of PRISM International's short fiction prize, and her stories have been translated into Czech, Hebrew, Italian, and Vietnamese. She graduated from the University of Victoria and has worked as a horseback-riding instructor and a newspaper reporter. She currently works as a bookseller in Victoria, B.C.
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Descripción Penguin Canada, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0143170228