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A Mariner's Guide to Self Sabotage: Stories
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|August 26, 2017

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"In this new collection Gaston's range is so wide, his technique so masterful, his tenderness, humour and intelligence so finely measured that he stops my heart." --Barbara Gowdy A Mariner's Guide to Self Sabotage is populated by the lonely and alienated,…
The Good Body
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|April 10, 2010

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The Good Body is a triumphant blend of mordant humour and heartbreak. It tells the comic and poignant story of a retired pro-hockey ruffian named Bobby Bonaduce who is stubbornly ignoring a disease - multiple sclerosis - that may be killing him. Bobby returns to…
Juliet Was A Surprise
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|June 3, 2014

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Gaston’s characteristic keen insight and wit dazzle in this new collection. Readers will see the world through the prism of unfamiliar perspectives: a bank executive whose excellent sex life might in fact be killing her, an amorous tree surgeon better…
Sointula
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|September 25, 2012

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At the heart of Sointula is Evelyn, a middle-aged woman who abandons her privileged existence. She throws away the trappings of her civilized life—her antidepressants and her air ticket home, her wallet and most of the clothes off her back—steals a…
Midnight Hockey: All About Beer, the Boys, and the Real Canadian Game

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From Giller-nominated author Bill Gaston, proof not only that hockey players can read, but that some of them can even write. Midnight Hockey tells the story of Gaston’s final season, as he contemplates hanging up his skates, and looks back on the sport that has…
The Order of Good Cheer
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|June 1, 2009

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Indian summer, 1607. Intrepid explorer and map-maker Samuel de Champlain has founded a new and precarious settlement in Annapolis Royal, New France (present-day Nova Scotia). As winter looms, two threats emerge: boredom amongst the men and the deadly sickness…
Gargoyles
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|August 1, 2007

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Here is the best of Bill Gaston's stories since the publication of his Giller Prize nominated collection, Mount Appetite (2002). In this extraordinary work, Gaston crafts his fiction around the idea of the gargoyle -- the concrete representation of extremes of…
Inviting Blindness
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|January 1, 1995

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In his first book of verse, Inviting Blindness , poet Bill Gaston celebrates moments in life when we abandon evaluation in favour of pure experience. Gaston's vision is to trust blind leaps into the unknown and invite the faith that makes illumination possible.…
Just Let Me Look at You: On Fatherhood

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**Shortlisted for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlisted for the 2019 BC Book Prize - Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize Shortlisted for the 2019 BC Book Prize - Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize From Giller-nominated, award-winning Bill Gaston, a tender, wry, and…
The World
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|August 13, 2013

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A recently divorced, early retiree accidentally burns down his house on the day he pays off the mortgage, only to discover that an uncharacteristic oversight has pitted him against an impassive corporate bureaucracy. An old friend of his, a middleaged musician,…
Sointula
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|September 21, 2009

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« Par son ouvre d'une qualité exceptionnelle, Bill Gaston s'est hissé au rang des meilleurs écrivains canadiens. Il mérite d'être considéré comme un des plus grands joyaux de notre littérature, au même titre que les Thimothy Findley, Margaret Atwood et Alice…
La Danse de Çiva
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|September 18, 2012

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Si différents, opposés même, mais toujours complices, Frank et Del forment avec Mary un singulier triangle amoureux. Duo ou duel fraternel ? Qu’importe ! La vie secrète de l’audacieuse et fragile Mary fera dévier leurs destins. Les deux frères Baal ont fait la…
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