The Rain Barrel Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889223455
Pages: 272
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.9375"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Fiction / FIC090020

  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / World Literature / Canada / 20th Century

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The Rain Barrel

By George Bowering

Here are twenty-one user-friendly tales, set in the Okanagan Valley, Austria, Washington, Nanaimo, the Yukon, Iceland, Germany, the future — and Daphne’s Lunch Diner. The Rain Barrel is George Bowering’s first collection of short stories since 1983. Ten years in the making, these stories display Bowering’s meticulous attention to the details of his craft and his enormous sympathy for the increasingly precarious predicament of the twentieth-century reader.

“Enough irony, subversion and playfulness for any postmodern fan.”
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