What Boys Like: and Other Stories

April 21, 2011|
What Boys Like: and Other Stories by Amy Jones
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Amy Jones''s Metcalf-Rooke Award-winning short fiction collection What Boys Like brings together a motley assemblage of urban misfits and outsiders, and explores their love/hate relationships with their city and one another. Whether a parent and a child struggling with poverty, sisters trying to find their place in a family, two friends separated by distance and time, or between lovers who find themselves growing apart, Jones''s characters grapple with lust, love and loss with an unsentimental eye, while remaining open to the sharp-edged humour caused by the chaotic and random nature of life, and the absurdity of the world around them. What Boys Like introduces another thrillingly original literary voice.
Originally from Halifax, Amy Jones is a graduate of the Optional Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at UBC. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in several Canadian publications, including The New Quarterly, Grain, Prairie Fire, Event, Room of One''s Own, The Antigonish Review, and 08: Best Canadian Stories. In 2006,...
Title:What Boys Like: and Other Stories
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8.25 X 5.28 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.25 X 5.28 X 0.55 in
Published:April 21, 2011
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781897231630

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