Pleased to Meet You: Stories by Caroline AddersonPleased to Meet You: Stories by Caroline Adderson

Pleased to Meet You: Stories

byCaroline Adderson

Paperback | August 25, 2006

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These nine razor-sharp stories herald the return of one of Canada's most accomplished writers to the short story form. Stylistically varied and linguistically confident, here are compulsively readable stories that plumb the complexities of the human heart. A dying Finn, a philandering photographer recovering from an emergency splenectomy, a young woman heavy with an hysterical pregnancy - these are just some of the surprising characters that people these pages.

Caroline Adderson is the author of two internationally published novels, "A History of Forgetting" and "Sitting Practice", and a widely anthologized previous collection of stories "Bad Imaginings". Her work has won her two Ethel Wilson Fiction Prizes, three CBC Literary Awards as well as numerous nominations including the Governor Gen...
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Title:Pleased to Meet You: StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:August 25, 2006Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887622208

ISBN - 13:9780887622205

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Atwood has publicly praised Adderson, and it makes sense; there's a similar sensibility at work here. Like Atwood, she is resolute in her refusal to tell readers how to feel, instead laying out the story with an equanimity that sometimes leaves you cold. But then it dawns on you: the void you feel isn't coming from the text, it's coming from you. It's only that Adderson isn't rushing in to fill in what you lack. She's waiting for you to do it yourself. - Books in Canada