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Despair

And Other Stories of Ottawa

Despair( )
Author: Alexis, André
ISBN:978-0-8050-5979-3
Publication Date:Jan 2000
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $23.00
Book Description:

The publication of André Alexis's award-winning first novel, Childhood, in 1998, marked the United States debut of one of Canada's most gifted young writers. Now, with Despair, Alexis offers further proof of his brilliance and displays a talent for spinning disturbing but elegant tales. Emerging from the landscapes and the folklore of Trinidad and Canada, Despair reveals a world both recognizable and shockingly strange: in cities riven by fear and violence, quiet...
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Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.58 x 8.6 x 0.815 Inches
Book Weight:0.815 Pounds
Author Biography
Alexis, André (Author)
André Alexis was born in Trinidad and raised in Canada, where he has lived since he was three years old. His works include Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa, Childhood, and Fifteen Dogs, which won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

His short fiction has appeared in literary journals and anthologies and he has also written extensively for radio and theater. Several of his plays have been produced in Vancouver and Toronto, and he has been a playwright-in-residence for the Canadian Stage Company. Alexis also writes reviews for The Globe and Mail, and he is a contributing editor to This Magazine, a bimonthly Canadian alternative journal.

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