City of Orphans by Patricia RobertsonCity of Orphans by Patricia Robertson

City of Orphans

byPatricia Robertson


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The ten stories in Patricia Robertson's first collection of short fiction offer a somber, shadowed world of characters who strive for other, more magical destinations. The book's mood and images are stark and carefully controlled. And while Robertson roots each tale very firmly in the here and now, a few of her characters actually find their way into the imaginary....City of Orphans is a thoughtful, well-written collection.

Patricia Robertson was born in England, near Manchester, and emigrated to Kitamat, B.C. when she was still very young. A City of Orphans is her first collection, though several of these stories have previously appeared in Quarry, Matrix, and the Second Macmillan Anthology. City of Orphans was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Pri...
Title:City of OrphansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.75 × 5.5 × 0.43 inPublisher:Porcupine's Quill

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ISBN - 10:0889841764

ISBN - 13:9780889841765

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`One moment I was reminded of Virginia Woolf, at another Kafka; later of Marguerite Yourcenar, but those moments were fleeting. Robertson and her characters are independent and completely realized. Read these stories now. Now, before they become part of the anthology-stew that steals the flavour and the delight of personal discovery each of us feels when we encounter an author with a voice that speaks so directly, we know she's writing for us alone.'