Misled by Susan HolbrookMisled by Susan Holbrook


bySusan Holbrook

Paperback | October 12, 1999

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From tantalizing spins on fairy tales to perilous questions of gender and identity, misled never takes words at face value. Shifts in syntax and self mirror shifts in health and sexuality while humor, angst and eroticism become the backdrop in a passion play on words.

  • A girl's first crush on a boy transforms into passionate lesbian dreams and encounters.
  • An incomplete memory of a cliché ricochets off the familiar.
  • A writer's contemplation of rewriting leads to a list of things you can rewrite . . .
    "You can rewrite the bus schedule / but you might just confuse yourself."

    Through it all, misled dances with equivocation and delights in the enchanting ways in which life and language mislead us all.

Susan Holbrook is a Red Deer Press author.
Title:MisledFormat:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.3 inPublished:October 12, 1999Publisher:Red Deer PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889952159

ISBN - 13:9780889952157

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From Our Editors

The English language is certainly a peculiar one - one in which the same words can mean many different things. In Misled, Susan Holbrook shows readers how stories, fairy tales and well-known sayings can be painful and misleading. Describing everything from her first crush on a boy to lesbian encounters, Holbrook delights readers with a play on words that is playful, angry and humorous at the same time. It also points out the importance of never taking things - or words - at face value.