The Strange Truth About UsFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889226685 | paperback / softback

$16.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.55 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889226685 | Rights: WORLD

“Anthropologist of the absurd” and “brave iconoclast,” M.A.C. Farrant positively bristles in this three-part novel-length work of prose fragments, snippets, questions, speculations, and meditations, by turns philosophical, dark, comedic, and lyrical in its attempts to imagine a multitude of possible futures for our accelerated age. It offers her readers nothing less than The Strange Truth About Us.

M.A.C. Farrant is the acclaimed author of nine previous collections of satirical and humourous short fiction, and two works of non-fiction. Her work is infused with acerbic wit and innovation, and her surrealistic visions of everyday life are startlingly precise.

Long-listed 2012 One of the Top Twenty-Three Canadian Fiction Books of 2012 (Globe and Mail)

By M.A.C. Farrant

M.A.C. Farrant is the author of sixteen books: thirteen collections of satirical and philosophical short fiction; one novel, The Strange Truth About Us; a novel-length memoir, My Turquoise Years; a book of humorous essays, The Secret Lives of Litterbugs; and the stage adaptation of My Turquoise Years, which premiered at Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre in 2013.

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news | 2014-06-09
The Reviews Are In: Readers Love The World Afloat

…find a review of Farrant’s “novel of absence,” The Strange Truth About Us, in the Spring 2014 issue of Herizons magazine …


news | 2014-03-25
Spring Specials! A Brilliant Play & A Bundle of Farrant

…World Afloat (“miniatures,” newly published!), The Strange Truth About Us (“a novel of absence”), and Down the Road to …


news | 2014-02-10
Is Something Missing from Canada Reads?

…thinks that something is M.A.C. Farrant’s book, The Strange Truth About Us – just a little book that the Globe and Mail … Fiction Books of 2012. Porter writes that The Strange Truth About Us is a novel, a memoir, a prose poem, a reading …


news | 2013-12-09
Interview: MAC Farrant on My Turquoise Years

…structured, perfectly honed fiction; her latest, The Strange Truth About Us ($16.95), was named one of the top 23 Canadian …


news | 2013-05-23
2013 Jessie Richardson Award Nominations for Talonbooks Playwrights

…My Turquoise Years, written by M.A.C. Farrant ( The Strange Truth About Us , 2011), has been nominated in the large theatre …


news | 2012-10-17
Stranger Than Fiction?

…Festival. M.A.C. Farrant’s latest book The Strange Truth About Us: A Novel of Absence was described in The Globe …


news | 2011-03-11
M.A.C. Farrant is at the Campbell River Writer's Festival

…Fall of 2011 her “novel of absence” The Strange Truth About Us will be published, also by Talonbooks. …