Sunday's Child

July 16, 2019|
Sunday's Child
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Lawyer Geoffry Chadwick is 50, Canadian, single, gay and, after a brief struggle with a hustler who tries to shake him down, a murderer. Herein lies the device for this macabre, funny, first novel. Although Geoffry must dispose of the body—which he does by dropping off sections of it around town at night—the trauma of the murder affords him the opportunity to reminisce and ruminate: on the recent termination of his affair with a history teacher; on the not-so-recent deaths of his wife and daughter; on the alcoholism of his mother; on growing old; on being gay. The visit of a nephew and the New Year's festivities only serve to intensify his thoughts. Although Chadwick is abrasively disdainful early on, he is fascinating when he loosens up. Phillips keeps the reader hopping with throwaway quotations from Donne and scatalogical references and puns.

A Books in Canada Best First Novel Finalist 1981

Title:Sunday's ChildFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 16, 2019Publisher:ReQueered TalesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1951092015

ISBN - 13:9781951092016

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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