bySpencer Gordon

Paperback | October 1, 2012

Cosmo by Spencer Gordon
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Winner of the 2013 CBC Overlookie Bookie Award for Most Underrated Canadian Book!

An admirer of Miley Cyrus performs a three-thousand word sentence in defence of his passion. Actor Matthew McConaughey descends into a surreal, stupefying desert of the soul. An aging porn star dons a grotesque dinosaur costume to ï¬lm the sex scene of his life. Such are the speakers and stars of a collection of stories that explode the conventions of short ï¬ction.

Though shifting wildly in tone, structure and perspective from one page to the next, each of these mercurial stories is drenched in pop culture, the distancing effects of modern communication and the malaise of solitary existence. At their core, these stories are a portrait of ordinary people (as well as celebrities - they're just like us!) striving, thinking and suffering alone.

Spencer Gordon is the author of the acclaimed short story collection Cosmo (Coach House Books, 2012), the poetry collection Cruise Missile Liberals (forthcoming from Nightwood Editions in fall 2017), and three chapbooks. He is a co-founder of the ten-year-old literary magazine The Puritan, and his writing has appeared in The Globe and ...
Title:CosmoFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:200 pages, 8.29 X 5.7 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:200 pages, 8.29 X 5.7 X 0.7 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:Coach House BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1552452670

ISBN - 13:9781552452677

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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