Doubting Yourself to the Bone by Thomas TrofimukDoubting Yourself to the Bone by Thomas Trofimuk

Doubting Yourself to the Bone

byThomas Trofimuk

Paperback | April 22, 2006

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Doubting Yourself to the Bone is a story about the nature of grief, about what it means to be a parent in the face of great sorrow, the idea of re-invented love and hope. Set in Paris and a small town in the Canadian Rockies, the novel is propelled forward by a horrific car crash that reverberates for the victim’s husband and daughters. From a scotch-swilling Tibetan monk to a titillating, imagined waif named Katya, whose uninvited visits are always intriguing, this story serpentines through the labyrinth of grief and pain as the victim’s husband wrestles with the question, was the car crash an accident or intentional? It is a bumpy and strange journey, peopled with a capricious mother, an aging alcoholic uncle, five Buddhist monks in a broken van, and a nudist lesbian, that leads its main character and the reader on the road to salvation.
Thomas Trofimuk is the author of The 52nd Poem, which won the 2003 City of Edmonton Book Prize and the Georges Bugnet Award for Novel. Also a poet, playwright and author of short stories, Thomas is a founding member of the Edmonton Stroll of Poets and a Founding Father of the Raving Poets movement. Thomas lives in Edmonton.
Title:Doubting Yourself to the BoneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.51 × 5.55 × 0.78 inPublished:April 22, 2006Publisher:Cormorant Books Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1896951864

ISBN - 13:9781896951867

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"Trofimuk is a master of feeling." "Trofimuk's startling and perfect contrast of fossils with a sand mandala, constructed by a group of Buddhist monks who enter Ronin's life, pushes the boundaries of the possible." "The everyday detail that Trofimuk infuses into his fiction makes for a realistic portrayal of family life, friendship and regeneration. Even when characters veer toward the unusual, or even unlikely, Trofimuk achieves verisimilitude, and his flair with prose is luxurious."-The Globe and Mail"[This story] traverses difficult emotional territory with great beauty and delicacy." "What sets Trofimuk's work apart is the unique grace with which he handles heavy human emotions, and the certain playfulness in narrative and image that buoys his work above weighty themes." "Trofimuk has carved out his own Soul Mountain for us, in Edmonton and Field, and found a reflective surface right in our own Canadian Rockies."-Edmonton Journal