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Ladykiller: Stories

by Charlotte Gill

Dundurn | March 19, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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Ladykiller is the astonishing debut collection of seven smart stories from an exciting new voice in Canadian literature. Charlotte Gill is a brilliant young writer who is not afraid to stare down the truth and shame the devil. She conjures compelling stories about escape, self-sabotage, and the power of unconscious desire. A couple plots against a crying baby in the apartment below as their dysfunctional relationship begins to veer off course. A hot-shot scuba-diving instructor falls for a teenaged girl in a perilous Lolita-like romance. Twin sisters travel to exotic lands in search of romance in order to rescue themselves from their own dark, intense bond. A woman reconnects with the son of her father''s mistress, and together they begin an obsession with the past. A medical student embarks on an affair with a professor and discovers revolution in disastrous consequences. An unfaithful man takes his girlfriend to his ailing mother''s for Christmas, only to find himself at the crossroads of sexual impulse and mortality.

Ladykiller is peopled with characters who succumb to the allure of trouble, who find it more satisfying to ruin than create. Gill explores this terrain with empathy and wit. Shot through with comic irony and gentle satire, these are compelling stories about the foibles of the human heart. Ladykiller is a brave collection of short fiction that reveals the strange wisdom embedded in our darkest instincts.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.75 in

Published: March 19, 2005

Publisher: Dundurn

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887621775

ISBN - 13: 9780887621772

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Ladykiller: Stories

by Charlotte Gill

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.75 in

Published: March 19, 2005

Publisher: Dundurn

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887621775

ISBN - 13: 9780887621772

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Ladykiller is the astonishing debut collection of seven smart stories from an exciting new voice in Canadian literature. Charlotte Gill is a brilliant young writer who is not afraid to stare down the truth and shame the devil. She conjures compelling stories about escape, self-sabotage, and the power of unconscious desire. A couple plots against a crying baby in the apartment below as their dysfunctional relationship begins to veer off course. A hot-shot scuba-diving instructor falls for a teenaged girl in a perilous Lolita-like romance. Twin sisters travel to exotic lands in search of romance in order to rescue themselves from their own dark, intense bond. A woman reconnects with the son of her father''s mistress, and together they begin an obsession with the past. A medical student embarks on an affair with a professor and discovers revolution in disastrous consequences. An unfaithful man takes his girlfriend to his ailing mother''s for Christmas, only to find himself at the crossroads of sexual impulse and mortality.

Ladykiller is peopled with characters who succumb to the allure of trouble, who find it more satisfying to ruin than create. Gill explores this terrain with empathy and wit. Shot through with comic irony and gentle satire, these are compelling stories about the foibles of the human heart. Ladykiller is a brave collection of short fiction that reveals the strange wisdom embedded in our darkest instincts.

About the Author

Charlotte Gill was born in London, England, and raised in the United States and Canada. She is a graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of British Columbia. Her work has appeared in many Canadian magazines, in Best Canadian Stories, The Journey Prize Stories and has been broadcast on CBC Radio. One of the stories from this collection, "Hush", was a finalist for the 2003 Journey Prize. Ladykiller was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award. It won the Danuta Gleed Award and the B.C. Book Prize for fiction. Charlotte Gill lives in Vancouver.

Editorial Reviews

Charlotte Gill''s Ladykiller runs a blazing sprint through head and heart. Read it so we can get another book of these courageously honest stories.
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