Pallbearing: Stories

February 4, 2020|
Pallbearing: Stories by Michael Melgaard
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An honest and unaffected collection of human experiences that deftly tackles themes of grief, loss, missed opportunities, and the pain of letting go.

The stories in Michael Melgaard''s poignant debut collection Pallbearing offer candid snapshots of life in a small town, where the struggle to make ends meet forces people into desperate choices. In "Little to Lose," a son confronts his mother over the crushing prison of debt created by her gambling addiction. The aging divorcée in "Coming and Going" spends her days in paranoid pursuit of evidence to incriminate her neighbours in the derelict trailer park where she lives. And in "Clarence and Rose," lifelong friends find love after their respective partners die, and then face loss all over again. With deceptively spare prose that carries outsized emotional weight and pathos, Melgaard brings his characters to life in sharp-edged portraits and all-too-human dilemmas, creating engaging stories that resonate with honesty and depth, and linger in the imagination.

MICHAEL MELGAARD is a writer and editor based in Toronto. His fiction has appeared in Joyland, the Puritan, and Bad Nudes, among other publications. He is a former regular contributor to the National Post''s book section and has written articles and criticism for the Millions, Torontoist, and Canadian Notes & Queries. Pallbearing i...
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Title:Pallbearing: StoriesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:280 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:280 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inPublished:February 4, 2020Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1487006152

ISBN - 13:9781487006150

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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