Sleeping Weather

by Cary Fagan

Porcupine's Quill | May 15, 1997 | Hardcover

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`Cary Fagan''s new novel is intense, lyrical, and emotionally charged. Leon Stone is a man blessed with good fortune -- a wife he continues to feel passion for, a young daughter, a safe neighbourhood. But his fear that it will all be taken away from him appears to be realized when Vasily arrives next door, carrying his possessions in two garbage bags.

`Despite his better judgment, Leon finds himself drawn to this self-declared ``immigrant failure,'''' and their involvement gradually turns more intimate -- and explosive. In the meantime, Leon''s wife is growing impatient with his ``problem'''' -- a fear of leaving the house, other than through the imaginative power of their erotic life. Leon''s past is slowly revealed: how his father became involved with the mob, as well as Leon''s own criminal past. The relationships of Leon with his wife, daughter, and with Vasily move towards their powerful climax.''

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 5.51 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: May 15, 1997

Publisher: Porcupine's Quill

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0889841888

ISBN - 13: 9780889841888

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Sleeping Weather

Sleeping Weather

by Cary Fagan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 5.51 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: May 15, 1997

Publisher: Porcupine's Quill

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0889841888

ISBN - 13: 9780889841888

From the Publisher

`Cary Fagan''s new novel is intense, lyrical, and emotionally charged. Leon Stone is a man blessed with good fortune -- a wife he continues to feel passion for, a young daughter, a safe neighbourhood. But his fear that it will all be taken away from him appears to be realized when Vasily arrives next door, carrying his possessions in two garbage bags.

`Despite his better judgment, Leon finds himself drawn to this self-declared ``immigrant failure,'''' and their involvement gradually turns more intimate -- and explosive. In the meantime, Leon''s wife is growing impatient with his ``problem'''' -- a fear of leaving the house, other than through the imaginative power of their erotic life. Leon''s past is slowly revealed: how his father became involved with the mob, as well as Leon''s own criminal past. The relationships of Leon with his wife, daughter, and with Vasily move towards their powerful climax.''

About the Author

Cary Fagan''s previous book, The Doctor''s House, received unanimous acclaim from critics. His novel, The Animals'' Waltz, was published in Canada and the U.S. to praise in The New York Times Book Review and elsewhere. He is also the author of two collections of stories, The Little Black Dress and History Lessons. His work has received the City of Toronto Book Award (he has been nominated three times) and the Jewish Book Committee Prize for Fiction. He lives in Toronto.

From Our Editors

Sleeping Weather is a tale of neglect and conflict. Telling the story of Leon and those who pass through his life the reader sees many parallels. What occurs in Leon's life always seems to relate to something happening in someone else's; his father bets on horses, Leon carves wooden horses, his workshop is in his basement and his friend dies in his own.

Editorial Reviews

`Cary Fagan is a writer waiting for his full audience. Please start lining up.''

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