Gambler's Fallacy by Judith CowanGambler's Fallacy by Judith Cowan

Gambler's Fallacy

byJudith Cowan

Paperback | August 30, 2001

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Gambler's Fallacy follows on the success of Judith Cowan's 1997 story collection, More Than Life Itself, which was shortlisted for the Québec Writers' Federation First Book Award. The seven stories in Gambler's Fallacy extend her range and power.

Judith Cowan lives in Trois-Rivières and these stories are set there -- offering us a view of Québec both strange and intimate, visionary and comic, an insider's view. The society she describes she catches in loving detail. Crammed with verbal felicities, electric with incident, this collection will delight those who enjoyed her first book and will enchant those who are encountering her work for the first time.

Born in Nova Scotia, Judith Cowan grew up in Toronto and was educated at the University of Toronto and l'Université de Strasbourg, France. She has lived in Trois-Rivières for many years and has translated the work of a wide range of Québec poets, including Gérald Godin, Yves Préfontaine and Yves Boisvert. Her previous story collection...
Title:Gambler's FallacyFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 30, 2001Publisher:Porcupine's QuillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889842256

ISBN - 13:9780889842250

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`Opening with the ruminations of a poet's girlfriend, left to fend for herself at his book launch, Cowan moves deftly through an array of personalities: a schizophrenic, an abandoned husband, an unwitting inheritor, a traumatized student, a foreign poet and an unemployed recluse who finds adventure rather than his desired drink at the local pub. Cowan treats each of these individuals as though they were her own kin, loving them, letting them grow and flourish within the lives she grants them on the pages of her collection.`Written in a manner that transports the reader into the streets of Trois-Rivières, Gambler's Fallacy moves the reader comfortably through the stories of this small city's inhabitants, slipping from one circle to another with only gentle realization.'