Once More with Feeling

byMéira Cook

Paperback | September 23, 2017

Once More with Feeling by Méira Cook
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Finalist, The Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
Winner, Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
Finalist, McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award

After twenty years Max Binder is still in love with his fiery wife, Maggie, and is determined to get her the perfect fortieth birthday gift. But Max's singular desire - to make his wife happy - leads to an unexpected event that changes the course of his family's life and touches the people who make up their western prairie city.

Set over the course of a single year, Once More With Feeling tells the story of a community through intersecting moments and interconnected lives. The colourful citizens who make up this city - bisected by railway lines and rivers, connected by boulevards and back alleys - are marked by transformation, upheaval, and loss: the worker at a downtown soup kitchen who recognizes a kindred spirit amongst the homeless; the aging sisters who everywhere see the fleeting ghosts of two missing neighbourhood children; a communal voice of mothers anxious for the future of their children in the discomfiting world they inhabit - this place of memory, amnesia, longing, and belonging.

Featuring a cast of eclectic characters, Once More With Feeling is about a community, about a family, and about the way time makes fond fools of us all. Award-winning author Méira Cook has crafted a novel that is at once funny, poignant, and yes, full of feeling.

Méira Cook is the award-winning author of the novels The House on Sugarbush Road, which won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, and Nightwatching, which won the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction. She has also published five poetry collections, most recently Monologue Dogs, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Lansdowne Prize f...
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Title:Once More with FeelingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inPublished:September 23, 2017Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1487002963

ISBN - 13:9781487002961

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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