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The Beggar's Garden: The Stories
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|December 6, 2011

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Longlisted for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize Critically lauded, The Beggar’s Garden is a brilliantly surefooted, strikingly original collection of nine linked short stories that will delight as well as disturb. The stories follow a diverse group of…
Beggar's Garden
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|January 25, 2011

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Longlisted for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize Brilliantly sure-footed, strikingly original, tender and funny, this collection of nine linked stories follows a diverse group of curiously interrelated characters—from bank manager to crackhead to retired…
Discard: Short Story
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|November 13, 2012

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From the short-story collection The Beggar’s Garden , “Discard” tells the story of Earl, who, after the death of his beloved wife, Tuuli, retreats into his basement. He emerges to track down his estranged, homeless grandson, leaving food and other broken-down…
If I Fall, If I Die
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|September 15, 2015

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"A sweet coming-of-age story... but Christie goes further, adding to the mix a Hardy Boys-style mystery about bootlegged alcohol, pet wolves that never forget a human scent, and generally shady goings-on in abandoned grain elevators... Compelling." The Globe and…
The Beggar's Garden: Short Story
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|November 13, 2012

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In the titular story of Michael Christie’s critically acclaimed debut collection, The Beggar’s Garden , Sam Prince moves into the shed behind his house as his marriage falls apart. He meets a local panhandler and tries to help him sort out his life—even though he…
Contributions to Alternative Concepts of Knowledge

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In the past, the European social sciences labelled and discredited knowledge that did not follow the definition for scientific knowledge as applied by the European social sciences as an alternative concept of knowledge, as “indigenous” knowledge. Perception has…
Un compagnon idéal
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|June 7, 2016

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Dan est bien dans sa vie : une belle situation, pas d’attache familiale, aucune obligation… Pas comme son ami Winston qui, lui, a une vie de famille bien remplie. Dan (ou Wilson ?) décide pourtant de prendre un chien pour avoir un peu de compagnie. Il découvre…
The Quiet: Short Story
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|November 13, 2012

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Finch stole his first car when he was a nimble twelve-year-old. Hundreds of cars later, he slips behind the wheel of an emerald-green Benz and takes his chances in the night, picking up a passenger along the way. “The Quiet” is part of Michael Christie’s…
King Me: Short Story
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|November 13, 2012

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Michael Christie delicately and convincingly explores the fragile world of mental illness through Saul, a hospital patient who stops taking his medication, reordering his perspective on the world. “King Me” is part of Christie’s critically acclaimed short-story…
An Ideal Companion: Short Story
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|November 13, 2012

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The reluctant owner of a wayward Andalucian wolfhound named Buddy, Dan discovers the immutable bond between man and his best friend. “An Ideal Companion” is part of Michael Christie’s critically acclaimed short-story collection, The Beggar’s Garden . The Beggar’s…
The Extra: Short Story
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|November 13, 2012

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From the critically acclaimed short-story collection The Beggar’s Garden , “The Extra” features a young, mentally disabled man and his best friend, Rick, who find work as extras on a film set. This story was nominated for a Journey Prize. The Beggar’s Garden…
The Queen of Cans and Jars: Short Story

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Bernice is a collector—of items rescued from her thrift shop and memories of a husband who abandoned her years ago—until one day she decides to take her sister’s advice and downsize. “The Queen of Cans and Jars” is part of Michael Christie’s critically acclaimed…
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