Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley by Adam PottleMantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley by Adam Pottle

Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley

byAdam Pottle

Paperback | September 15, 2013

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"Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley" is a crackling, searing satire that ridicules both political correctness and the restrictive world of academia. But Adam Pottle's first novel is also a poignant and difficult glance into the world of a man battling a rare and debilitating disease. A wheelchair user living voluntarily in a care home, Dexter Ripley lashes out at all those around him-his behaviour so outrageous yet insightful that Ripley is curiously both repelling and fascinating. With a boisterous, propulsive voice, Dexter Ripley shares his insights on life as a care home resident, his relationships with his sister and her son, his career as a professor, and, despite his bitter nature, his goal of creating a philosophy based on positivity and imagination. Through the voice of this embittered man, Pottle creates a treatise that views disability as a philosophical position rather than a physical or mental condition.

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Adam Pottle's first book, a volume of poetry, "Beautiful Mutants," was published in 2011 by Caitlin Press and was subsequently shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards and the Acorn-Plantos People's Poetry Award, and was longlisted for the ReLit Poetry Prize. Born in Kamloops and raised in Ashcroft, Kitimat and Prince George, BC, A...
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Title:Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter RipleyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.77 × 6.17 × 0.55 inPublished:September 15, 2013Publisher:Caitlin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927575257

ISBN - 13:9781927575253

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