Loose End

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Ivan E. Coyote has developed a reputation as one of North America’s most disarming storytellers; her tales of life as an out dyke on the roads and trails of the North as well as rural America are rich in their plainspoken, honest truths. In Loose End, her third story collection, Ivan focuses her attention on the city: urban life, specifically in the East End of Vancouver, a diverse neighborhood of all types—old, young, gay, straight, white, black, Asian—communing at local coffee bars over hot rods, the art of ...

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Overview

Ivan E. Coyote has developed a reputation as one of North America’s most disarming storytellers; her tales of life as an out dyke on the roads and trails of the North as well as rural America are rich in their plainspoken, honest truths. In Loose End, her third story collection, Ivan focuses her attention on the city: urban life, specifically in the East End of Vancouver, a diverse neighborhood of all types—old, young, gay, straight, white, black, Asian—communing at local coffee bars over hot rods, the art of skinny-dipping, and changes in the weather. Ivan presides over this circus of activities with her cool gaze, whether it’s trying to impress the woman with the hot tub next door, or showing her mother how to use a cordless drill.

Ivan’s world is the world of being out and open and unafraid; it’s also a world in which no ghettos—racial, cultural, or defined by sexuality or gender—exist. With the calm, observant eye of a master storyteller, Ivan E. Coyote shows us how to break free of the rigors of authority and be true to ourselves, warts and all.

Ivan E. Coyote is the author of two previous story collections, Close to Spider Man and One Man’s Trash; she was also a member of the Taste This collective, which published the book Boys Like Her. She recently completed a CD of music and spoken word with her band One Trick Rodeo, entitled You’re a Nation. She lives in Vancouver.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551521923
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 555,359
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Ivan E. Coyote is a writer, storyteller, and circus performer. Her first book of short stories, Close to Spider Man, won the Danuta Gleed Award. Her second book, One Man's Trash has garnered international acclaim. She lives in Vancouver and has recently completed a CD with her band One Trick Rodeo called You're a Nation.
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Table of Contents

Saturdays and cowboy hats 9
Fish stories 12
Older women 15
There goes the neighbourhood 19
Handy 22
Rumble in the park 26
Off-leash 30
Coming up roses 33
Emergency 37
Act of God 41
The Ides of March 44
Dear mom 47
Long live the difference 49
If I was a girl 53
Dear dad 56
Jake has a new handle 58
The femme test 61
Hairy Christmas 65
Slip me a little 69
I like to wear dresses 72
Cougar sightings make residents uneasy 77
A week straight 80
Whip it out 84
The smart money 87
Catholic girls 91
Butch like me 95
Mars and my anus 99
I can't answer that 103
Single malt 107
Comfort food 111
What I did to my finger 115
Take that 118
Spare change 122
My dad told me 125
Fly right 129
Black, blue, and green 133
My name is Sam 137
Your mom told me 141
Battle of the bulge 144
Good fences 147
Game on 151
Family album 154
Damage deposit 157
Outdated 161
Brave new world 164
What if 167
For rent 170
Afterword 175
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    very good.

    very good.

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