I Can See You Being Invisible by Andy BrownI Can See You Being Invisible by Andy Brown

I Can See You Being Invisible

byAndy Brown

Paperback | December 1, 2003

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This diverse book of linked stories is filled with off-centre characters and their flaws and burdens. Read about a one-armed baseball player, anosmiatics, a colour blind photographer, a time pusher and his best customer, intruders, the grape-picking diaspora, the whippet police, tree planters lost in the slash, a one-handed mechanic with a reputation to uphold, and many more. Also contained in this collection are the definitive 'How-To' guide to building a wall and tales of writers getting real jobs (William Faulkner drives a cab, Mikhail Bakhtin becomes a clown). With a craftsman's skill, Brown moves from hilarity to foreboding, often within a single page.

Andy Brown is the co-editor of You & Your Bright Ideas: New Montreal Writing (Véhicule Press) and Running with Scissors (Cumulus Press). He is a contributing editor for Matrix magazine and the founder of conundrum press.
Title:I Can See You Being InvisibleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.43 inPublished:December 1, 2003Publisher:DC BOOKSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0919688837

ISBN - 13:9780919688834

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Invisible But Rich! This is a dense prowl into the fiction of Andy Brown, really, you should just get it, because it is quite a great debut, and contains some rich insights into that important balance between communication and expression. The ideas and language, the passion and the denial of joy are all here. But it's not all sadness, it's campy too, situational. Because its a fiction collection, there is a lot to bounce around from, and its Canadian.
Date published: 2005-03-04

Editorial Reviews

'Brown's sentences are as crisp as his vision is opaque... Read this for its tremulous intelligence, its bravado, its confident obscurity.' — Hal Niedzviecki 'Representing many styles, many themes, I can see you being invisible is a challenge in a good way: it's a book that makes you think about a wide range of subject matter and admire the writer's skilful hand.'— Ottawa XPress, 2004 'I Can See You Being Invisible is a fine example of the kind of 'underground,' or even 'gutter' writing coming out of Canada. It has stories about tree planters. It has stories where guns go off. It includes the word 'depanneur.' It is a kind of generational portrait.... Brown's writing is not the same old same old. His is a voice struggling to articulate uniqueness.'— The Danforth Review, 2004