Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. N° de ref. de la librería
For the most part, the stories take place on an island locale, but range widely in subject, character, and design. A story like `Man With the Axe', which deals with creativity within the context of a testy brother-sister relationship, moves along in a fairly traditional way, while `Unfinished' is composed of a shattered narrative, a collage of grief and anger that reflects the distraction of its speaker. The stories told are familiar ones, of loss and generational conflict and obsession, though the angle taken is often idiosyncratic and the humour admittedly quirky. The odd ghost may slip in; a dog may be given his intellectual due. The author has allowed the actual and believable to flirt with the imagined, the fantastic. In places, she confesses, to have stretched the truth until its face resembles one you might encounter in a funhouse. But then, when you meet up with it, the truth isn't always a beautiful friend.
From the Back Cover: Shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, these first short stories from Terry Griggs herald one of the most original voices to appear out of Canada in the last several decades. The stories in Quickening are eccentric, wildly inventive, whimsical and fantastic. Her narrative energy sweeps us along, though the real delight of these stories is the gorgeousness of the writing.
Editorial: Porcupine's Quill
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Porcupine's Quill, Incorporated. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Nº de ref. de la librería G088984111XI3N00
Descripción Porcupine's Quill, 1990. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Good paperback, light soil to page edges, cover has some edgewear. Nº de ref. de la librería 129333
Descripción Porcupine's Quill, 1990. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. 088984111X. Nº de ref. de la librería IM114372
Descripción Porcupines Quill, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1990. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Just a touch of edgewear otherwise appears almost unread. Nº de ref. de la librería 080347
Descripción Porcupine's Quill, Erin, ON, 1991. Trade Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. 137 pp. Light rubbing to the upper corners of the covers. The binding is tight and square, and the text is clean. Signed and dated by the author on the title page, with a presentation inscription to Dori Sanders, South Carolina author. Additionally, a postcard from the author to Dori Sanders is laid in. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 056700
Descripción Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Porcupines Quill, 1990. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 1st Edition. NF/na. Light corner curl. First Canadian Edition. First Printing. Pictorial wraps. Nº de ref. de la librería 004839
Descripción Erin, ON: Porcupine's Quill, 1990. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Good. Good/na. Light edge wear, light creasing, light bump to bottom of page block, and heavy bump to rear and spine with related creasing and a 1" tear. First Canadian Edition. Second Printing. Pictorial Wraps. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years . Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto," among other books. Gatenby signature and date on ffep. SIGNED by Griggs & INSCRIBED to Gatenby, and dated "March 1, 1994". A unique Association Copy. Inscribed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 019089
Descripción Porcupine's Quill, 1990. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. ; 8.75 X 5.56 X 0.44 inches; 140 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 73544
Descripción The PorcupineÕs Quill, Erin, 1990. Softcover. 2nd printing.. Collection of eccentric, whimsical short stories. Bound in quires. 137 pages. VG+. Spine creased, corners show wear. Nº de ref. de la librería 1023656
Descripción Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Porcupines Quill, 1990. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 1st Edition. NF/na. Slight spine lean. Light soil to bottom of page block. First Canadian Edition. First Printing. Pictorial Wraps. Nº de ref. de la librería 007855