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Bad Endings

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Bad Endings by Carleigh Baker
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Fiction. Native American Studies. Finalist for the 2017 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award. Carleigh Baker likes to make light in the dark. Whether plumbing family ties, the end of a marriage, or death itself, she never lets go of the witty, the ironic, and perhaps most notably, the awkward. Despite the title, the resolution in these stories isn't always tragic, but it's often uncomfortable, unexpected, or just plain strange. Character digressions, bad decisions, and misconceptions abound. While steadfastly local in her choice of setting, Baker's deep appreciation for nature takes a lot of these stories out of Vancouver and into the wild. Salmon and bees play reoccurring roles in these tales, as do rivers. Occasionally, characters blend with their animal counterparts, adding a touch of magic realism. Nature is a place of escape and attempted convalescence for characters suffering from urban burnout. Even if things get weird along the way, as Hunter S. Thompson said, 'When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.' In BAD ENDINGS, Baker takes troubled characters to a moment of realization or self-revelation, but the results aren't always pretty.
Release date NZ
April 21st, 2017
Imprint
Anvil Press
Dimensions
127x213x13
ISBN-13
9781772140767
Product ID
26800817

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