Better Living Through Plastic Explosives

April 10, 2012|
Better Living Through Plastic Explosives by Zsuzsi Gartner
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From an emerging master of short fiction and one of Canada’s most distinctive voices, a collection of stories as heartbreaking as those of Lorrie Moore and as hilariously off-kilter as something out ofMcSweeney''s.

Better Living through Plastic Explosives is a powerful depth charge of Zsuzsi Gartner''s trademark dark humour and deadly satire. Whether she casts her eye on evolution and modern manhood when an upscale cul-de-sac is thrown into chaos after a redneck moves into the neighbourhood, international adoption, war photography, real estate, the movie industry, motivational speakers, or terrorism, Gartner filets the righteous and the ridiculous with dexterity in equal, glorious measure. These stories ruthlessly expose our covert fears and fathomless desires and allow us to snort with laughter—at the grotesque world we’d live in if we all got what we wanted.

ZSUZSI GARTNER is the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted author of two widely acclaimed story collections, Better Living Through Plastics and All the Anxious Girls on Earth. Her fiction has been widely anthologizes, broadcast on CBC and NPR, and won numerous prized, including a 2016 National Magazine Award. She is also ...
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Title:Better Living Through Plastic Explosives
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:232 pages, 8.3 X 5.3 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:232 pages, 8.3 X 5.3 X 0.6 in
Published:April 10, 2012
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143177678

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