Holidays by Darcy RhynoHolidays by Darcy Rhyno


byDarcy Rhyno

Paperback | October 1, 2011

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Crystal clear characters, compelling storytelling and rich detail – these are the hallmarks of Darcy Rhyno's short stories. In this themed collection, he explores holidays – official and invented – as times when desires, motivations and relationships come into sharp focus. In language at times graceful and playful, in narratives both poignant and dark, he offers up an arc of vividly told stories that will captivate.
Darcy Rhyno is the author of the short story collection Conductor of Waves available through Roseway Publishing. He´s a columnist for Saltscapes magazine and for the website lifeasahuman. He´s also a travel writer, playwright and children´s author. He lives and writes in Little Harbour on Nova Scotia´s South Shore.
Title:HolidaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Borealis PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888874316

ISBN - 13:9780888874313

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Editorial Reviews

"The worlds and holidays in Darcy Rhyno´s stories are both shocking and soothing, disturbing and reassuring. With an uncanny knack for contrast, Rhyno writes with grit and beauty, showing lives where everything is predictable and yet nothing is."  Christy Ann Conlin, author of Heave and Dead Time"In Holidays, Darcy Rhyno probes deep into the holidays of the human heart, presenting a collection of stories that are evocative, sharp and enduringly buoyant. In “Forgotten at the Airport,” Cousin Gerty urges folk to “Speak plain. Say what you mean. Mean what you say.” Advice that Darcy Rhyno heeds to great effect as he tears down the tapestries woven of long weekends, mandatory vacations, religious dogma and expectations of goodwill, all draped to protect us from the drafts, cracked plaster and impenetrable stone walls of our lives."  Douglas Arthur Brown, author of Quintet, which won the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize "As with the holidays themed through his stories, Darcy Rhyno catches us with moments of delight, of thrills and surprises and, as well, moments of poignant darkness often found in the complexity in relationships"  Donna Morrissey, author of Kit’s Law and Sylvanus Now"“I love these stories by Darcy Rhyno, with their exploration of life’s ironies: the pain the doctor faced with a patient who cannot feel pain, the house painter whose goal of renewal cannot be met. Told in strongly varied voices, with a terrific eye for detail, Holidays probes poles of despair and longing with great compassion. This is a lovely book"  Beth Powning, author of The Sea Captain’s Wife