Difficult People by Catriona WrightDifficult People by Catriona Wright

Difficult People

byCatriona Wright

Paperback | October 20, 2018

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Manipulators, liars, egomaniacs, bullies, interrupters, condescenders, ice queens, backstabbers, hypocrites, withholders, belligerents, self-deceivers, whiners, know-it-alls, nitpickers: these are some of the characters you'll encounter in the collection of stories, Difficult People.

As these characters fumble through their quests for freediving fame, stand-up glory, romantic love, stable employment or anyone who can tolerate them, they reveal that we are all, in our own ways, difficult people.

Praise for Catriona Wright's recent book of poetry, Table Manners:

"... a baroque feast of juicy diction and inventive wordplay that explores food as social ritual and slippery signifier of desire."

-Barb Carey, The Toronto Star

"Deft, dark, and unflinching, Catriona Wright's work is stand-up comedy for the mind."

-Emily Schultz, author of The Blondes

"If you've ever Instagrammed your lunch, or directed distain toward somebody who has, this is the book for you. The poems are vivid, surprising, and pretty much devourable."

-Kerry Clare, 49th Shelf

"Tightly woven and elaborate in their conceit, the poems in Table Manners linger both on the mind and palate."

-Gillian Sze, Montreal Review of Books

Catriona Wright is a writer, editor and teacher. Her work has appeared in PRISM international, Prairie Fire, The Rusty Toque, Lemon Hound, The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2015 (Tightrope Books) and elsewhere. She’s been a finalist for The Walrus’ Poetry Prize, Arc’s Poem of the Year Contest, a National Magazine Award and is the aut...
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Title:Difficult PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:October 20, 2018Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889713391

ISBN - 13:9780889713390

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"Deft, dark and unflinching, Catriona Wright's work is stand-up comedy for the mind."