My White Planet: Stories

My White Planet: Stories

by Mark Anthony Jarman
     
 

Mark Anthony Jarman is one of Canada's most original and compelling writers of short fiction. My White Planet is his latest collection of fourteen new stories, many of which have previously won or been short-listed for literary magazine awards. Jarman's use of language and metaphor is unique in the Canadian literary pantheon. With extraordinary linguistic energy,

Overview

Mark Anthony Jarman is one of Canada's most original and compelling writers of short fiction. My White Planet is his latest collection of fourteen new stories, many of which have previously won or been short-listed for literary magazine awards. Jarman's use of language and metaphor is unique in the Canadian literary pantheon. With extraordinary linguistic energy, he pushes the boundaries of fiction and story-telling. Every sentence reverberates with subtle meaning and every reading of a Jarman story brings out ever deeper layers of complexity and nuance. Here is a protean writer who bends form and enters into worlds and people with panache and a verve that is breath-taking. The range of his fiction is stunning: troops undertake a nightmarish march following Custer's last stand; a father's dogs tear apart his son and he is accused of cowardice and neglect; seven marooned men at a remote polar station save the life of a naked young woman; domestic squabbles and infidelity abound

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887623363
Publisher:
Thomas Allen Publishers
Publication date:
05/10/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Anthony Jarman is the author of 19 Knives, New Orleans Is Sinking, and the travel book Ireland's Eye. He has been short-listed for the O. Henry Prize and Best American Essays, he won a Gold National Magazine Award in non-fiction, has twice won the Maclean-Hunter Endowment Award, and has been included in The Journey Prize Anthology and Best Canadian Stories. He teaches at the University of New Brunswick, where he is fiction editor of The Fiddlehead.

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