The Journey Prize Stories 30: The Best Of Canada's New Writers

September 25, 2018|
The Journey Prize Stories 30: The Best Of Canada's New Writers
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From its first edition in 1989, this celebrated annual fiction anthology has consistently introduced readers to the next generation of great Canadian writers. With settings ranging from Thailand and war-torn Vietnam to a tiki bar in the Prairies, the thirteen stories in this collection represent the year''s best short fiction by some of our most exciting emerging writers.

A friendship between two older women frays at the seams during a trip to Barcelona. After the sudden death of her grandmother, a student from Uganda finds solace in a chance encounter. Confused parents can only watch as their son''s precocious understanding of the path to enlightenment leads him further into the unknown. The complexities of love reveal themselves as a family gathers by their mother''s deathbed to say goodbye. As she waits to confront a student who has cheated on an assignment, a philosophy professor must contend with surprising photos posted on Facebook. A man begins a relationship with a scientist who wears a mechanical bear suit. While her community mourns in the aftermath of a tragedy, a woman must face her own complicity in what happened to her best friend. After she makes an instant connection with a man during a day trip to the Smithsonian, a writing student''s struggle to find her own voice takes on greater urgency when he visits her at home. When a family reunion at a lakeside cottage is interrupted by the search for a drowned man''s body, long-submerged desires and resentments gradually surface. Two sex addicts fall into a complicated sort of love.
SHARON BALA lives in St. John''s where she is a member of The Port Authority writing group. Her short story "Butter Tea at Starbucks" won the prestigious Writers'' Trust / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize in 2017. Her debut novel, The Boat People, has been longlisted for CBC''s 2018 Canada Reads competition. Please visit SharonBa...
Title:The Journey Prize Stories 30: The Best Of Canada's New Writers
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8.23 X 5.13 X 0.58 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.23 X 5.13 X 0.58 in
Published:September 25, 2018
Publisher:McClelland & Stewart
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780771050756

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