And Also Sharks

February 15, 2011|
And Also Sharks by Jessica Westhead
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The forlornly funny stories in And Also Sharks celebrate the socially awkward, the insecure, the unfulfilled, and the obsessed.

A disgruntled follower of a self-esteem blog posts a rambling critical comment. On the hunt for the perfect coffee table, a pregnant woman and her husband stop to visit his terminally ill ex-wife. The office cat lady reluctantly joins her fellow employees’ crusade to cheer up their dying co-worker. A man grieving his wife’s miscarriages follows his deluded friend on a stealth photo-taking mission at the auto show. A shoplifter creates her own narrative with stolen anecdotes and a kidnapped baby.

In this collection, society’s misfits and losers are portrayed sympathetically, and sometimes even heroically. As desperately as these characters long to fit in, they also take pride in what sets them apart.

Jessica Westhead''s short stories have appeared in major literary magazines including Hazlitt, Five Dials, Room, Maisonneuve, Matrix, Geist, The New Quarterly, and Indiana Review. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards, selected for a Journey Prize anthology, and nominated for a National Magazine Award. Her chapbo...
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Title:And Also Sharks
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8.05 X 5.29 X 0.61 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.05 X 5.29 X 0.61 in
Published:February 15, 2011
Publisher:Cormorant Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781770860032

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