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Saturday March 27, 2010 in Books

The Circus Performers' Bar

By David Arnason

The Circus Performers’ Bar is a second collection of finely crafted stories by David Arnason, written in every conceivable style: the urbane New Yorker story, the fireside chat, the war correspondent’s report, the poignant personal memoir, and the hysterical small-town gossip. Hilarious role reversals and role substitutions provide the context through which a male neo-consciousness takes shape in a world dominated by the feminist vision. Various adorations of Snow White by her seven dwarves and the de-fanging of the wolf by Little Red Riding Hood are guaranteed to leave the reader choking with laughter and howling far into the night. Each story constitutes a new search for competence in a world where innate ability may have become historically déclassé, and laboriously-acquired facility may lead only to seasickness.

ISBN 13: 9780889222182 | ISBN 10: 889222185
6 W x 9 H inches | 160 pages
$17.95 CAN / $13.95 US
Rights: World
Backlist | Fiction | Bisac: FIC029000

QUOTES OF NOTE

This is a clever, trenchant stuff, by a master of the art.
Globe & Mail

About the Contributors

David Arnason

David Arnason was born in Gimli, Manitoba, in 1940. His works include two collections of poetry, Marsh Burning and Skrag, and four collections of short stories: Fifty Stories and a Piece of Advice, The Circus Performer’s Bar, The Happiest Man in the World and The Pagan Wall.

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