I am Not Most Places by Richard CumynI am Not Most Places by Richard Cumyn

I am Not Most Places

byRichard Cumyn

Paperback | May 10, 1999

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Kingston writer Richard Cumyn's second book of short stories is a remarkable collection of fiction about the curse of modernity--displacement. In striking scenes Cumyn subtly explores our own sense of abandonment and loneliness in the face of change, movement and loss. Cumyn's prose is sparse and direct, the violence supressed beneath the surface casual and foreboding. His characters are at once familiar and eerily distinct, their relationships a tender blend of heartbreak and affection. Separations achieved through illness, betrayal, aging, necessity, choice or dismissal represent an emotional x-ray of a society looking for permanence in an increasingly fluid and precarious world. This collection will haunt you like a shadow creeping over a suburban street-- all the landmarks appear familiar but each door leads to unimagined worlds. Great stories await there.

Richard Cumyn was born in Ottawa in 1957 and grew up there except for two years in Rothesay, New Brunswick. He briefly attended Royal Military College in Kingston for an engineering degree before leaving in second year to pursue an English degree at Queen's University. After graduation Cumyn held a number of eccentric and unrelated pos...
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Title:I am Not Most PlacesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.41 inPublished:May 10, 1999Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888783736

ISBN - 13:9780888783738

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In our increasingly precarious society, it is hard to find something, anything, to hold onto. I Am Not Most Places is a collection of short stories that deals with the themes of abandonment and loneliness, whether encountered through death, betrayal, aging, choice or dismissal. Author Richard Cumyn has also published The Limit of Delta Y Over Delta X.