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The Orange Fish

The Orange Fish

Stories

by Carol Shields
Paperback
Publication Date: 02/01/2014
RRP  $30.79 $29.75
Winner of the Marian Engel Award: Passion, longing, regret, and transformation infuse these twelve tales by one of our most "shrewd and skillful" storytellers (Chicago Tribune) "Milk Bread Beer Ice" is a road trip shared by a husband and wife who no longer communicate through meaningful dialogue. Fifty-year-old "Hazel" is forced to enter an alien workplace after the sudden death of her husband. In "Today Is the Day," the village women gather together for their annual ritual of planting blisterlilies. And "Family Secrets" travels to DeKalb, Illinois, and the First World War, as the narrator searches for a missing year in her mother's life . . . and unearths a surprising connection to Ernest Hemingway. From a group of musicians who discover they share more than classical "Chemistry" to an unhappily married couple who may get a second chance, this remarkable collection, like the ageless orange fish of the title story, is filled with the wonder and magic of everyday life.
ISBN:
9781480459854
9781480459854
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
02-01-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Open Road Media
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
200
Dimensions (mm):
203x133x12mm
Weight:
0.24kg

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