Choosing His Coffin: The best Stories of Austin Clarke by Austin ClarkeChoosing His Coffin: The best Stories of Austin Clarke by Austin Clarke

Choosing His Coffin: The best Stories of Austin Clarke

byAustin Clarke

Paperback | March 4, 2003

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From the author of the Giller Award - winning novel The Polished Hoe comes a new collection of 20 of his best short stories. Choosing His Coffin is a selection of Austin Clarke's finest work from more than 40 years of storytelling, drawing on his Caribbean roots and his years in Canada. These stories range in theme from growing up in West Indian society and what it means to be black in both the United States and Canada to surviving as an immigrant in a predominantly Anglo-Saxon culture. Clarke has become one of the most respected authors in North America and is one of Canada's national literary treasures. He is a master of fictional invention.

Culminating with the international success of The Polished Hoe in 2002, Austin Clarke's work since 1964 includes ten novels, six short-story collections, and three memoirs published in the United States, England, Canada, Australia and Holland. In 1998, Clarke was invested with the Order of Canada, and since then he has received four ho...
Title:Choosing His Coffin: The best Stories of Austin ClarkeFormat:PaperbackPublished:March 4, 2003Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887621171

ISBN - 13:9780887621178

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...amongst the wide range of his talents - his alternately explosive and razor-sharp facility for dialogue, the joyful musicality of his prose, his deadly sense of satire, his raucous and startling plots, his hilarious characters and caricatures - at the centre of it all is his remarkable feeling for place. He is one of only a handful of writers who captures with perfect mournfulness the hollow grittiness of Toronto's downtown streets. - Quill & Quire