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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books
It is a hot June day. A woman sits in a bar in Montreal’s Main, waiting. Pushing down the disturbing scene (the police, a blanket) she saw that morning in the park. To focus herself, she tries to guess the stories of other women who come and go as the day darkens into night: the teenager Nanette; Adele of Halifax, who’s constantly on a train; a woman just back from Cuba; two lesbian lovers (one’s a “cowgirl”); Z., a performance artist; Norma jean from Toronto; the taunting radio voice of a woman promising a tango. Between the portraits, the woman watches and drinks and spins a setting for her “brides.” The question is, why does she keep deferring going home?
ISBN 13: 9780889104563 | ISBN 10: 889104565
6 W x 9 H x 1 D inches | 240 pages
$19.95 CAN / $15.95 US
Backlist | Fiction | Bisac: FIC019000
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Gail Scott has an extraordinary ability to compress scenic observations…into short, jewel-like notations.
— Hugh Hood
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About the ContributorsGail Scott
Gail Scott’s fiction and criticism have appeared in several journals. She is the author of two novels: Main Brides (1993) and Heroine (1987); Spare Parts, a collection of short stories; and Spaces Like Stairs, a collection of essays. Most recently, she translated Lise Tremblay’s Mile End (La danse juive, Lemeac, 1999). She lives in Montréal.
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