Aquarium by Mike BarnesAquarium by Mike Barnes


byMike Barnes

Paperback | October 15, 1999

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Barnes's newest collection of short stories is lively, sharp and curious, spanning the continent and delving into the flaws and foibles of a vast array of characters. `Mike Barnes brings to Aquarium a deceptively relaxed precision and a grown-up acceptance of puzzlement as a natural state of mind.'

Mike Barnes is the author of the novels Catalogue Raisonné and The Syllabus, the short fiction collections Aquarium -- winner of the 1999 Danuta Gleed Award -- and Contrary Angel, and two poetry collections, Calm Jazz Sea, shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial award, and a thaw foretold. His stories have appeared twice in Best Ca...
Title:AquariumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.71 × 5.52 × 0.46 inPublished:October 15, 1999Publisher:Porcupine's QuillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889842094

ISBN - 13:9780889842090

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking prose from the pen of a poet The stories in this collection are surprising and haunting. This is a major new talent in Canadian writing. I impatiently await more from Mr. Barnes.
Date published: 2000-01-19

From Our Editors

Get ready to be seduced, persuaded and haunted all at once. This collection of short stories focuses on couples, their dreams and the forces that join and tear them apart. The stories detailed in Aquarium by Mike Barnes will persuade any reader, with their varied settings and characters making it a must read.

Editorial Reviews

`Barnes chooses his narrative turns with delicacy, avoiding high drama and epiphanies in favour of keen, incremental observation of his characters.'