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THE GILLER PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL BY JOHANNA SKIBSRUD. Haunted by the vivid horrors of the Vietnam War, exhausted from years spent battling his memories, Napoleon Haskell leaves his North Dakota trailer and moves to Canada. He retreats to a small Ontario town where…

The Description of the World

by Johanna Skibsrud

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The Description of the World was the original title for Marco Polo's writings about his travels, but in describing the world, Polo also helped to create it. In this collection, Skibsrud asks: is our world really what it appears to be? How do we shape it…

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From Giller Prize winner Johanna Skibsrud, a "compassionate and beautiful" ( Globe and Mail ) story of families changed forever by the upheavals of history      The year is 1932, and America is roiling with unrest. Arthur and Douglas…

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The Sentimentalists

by Johanna Skibsrud

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In this lyrical Giller Prize-winning novel, a daughter tries to uncover the truth about her dying father, a veteran haunted by his past--but she also discovers truths about herself along the way. Haunted by the horrific events he witnessed during the Vietnam War,…

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With this collection of wise, querying stories, Giller Prize winner Johanna Skibsrud introduces an astonishing array of characters, showing us through their eyes what even they cannot see and uncorking minor epiphanies in the middle of ordinary days. These…

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Your little arms and legs move just like you are a baby monkey climbing into the leafy branches of a tree. But you are not a monkey. Your nose twitches and your mouth moves as though you are a bunny sniffing the garden air. But you are not a bunny. Moving from…

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Johanna Skibsrud's debut poetry collection makes inquiries into that peculiar phenomenon of being alive in the world, opening wide moments of uncertainty in the search for a sense of inner resolve that resembles the outer calm of trees and neighbours. At each…

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Poets have always wrestled with the mutability of things (particularly or life and love) and with the problem of conveying the true shape of human emotion and experience through the often inadequate tool of language. The poems in Johanna Skibsrud's new…