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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books
”Always carry a bar of soap!” his father advises, as Allstair sets off to drive from Nairobi halfway across Africa in a secondhand Austin in the 1950s. “It wasn’t clear to me how you could fix a leak in the gas tank with soap,” Allstair reports, “but I never doubted that sort of instruction coming from him.” So begins the first tale In this sequel to Bill Schermbrucker’s well-received collection Chameleon and Other Stories.
ISBN 13: 9780889223301 | ISBN 10: 889223300
6 W x 9 H inches | 176 pages
$18.95 CAN / $14.95 US
Backlist | Fiction | Bisac: FIC019000
QUOTES OF NOTE
[Stories] stir and shift with deftly-rendered subtleties which at their best recall…Norman Levine and…Alice Munro
— _Quill & Quire
One of the best works of fiction of 1993.
— U of T Quarterly
About the ContributorsBill Schermbrucker
Motortherapy (1993) is the third work of fiction from Bill Schermbrucker, a writer who has come into his prime. He has been an editor of The Capilano Review, and is the author of Chameleon and Other Stories (1983). His novel, Mimosa (1988), won the Ethel Wilson Prize for Fiction at the 1988 BC Book Prizes.
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