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Once
     

Once

by Rebecca Rosenblum
 

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Rebecca Rosenblum's Once is a fiercely original and assured debut, a collection of sixteen stories portraying the constricted and confused lives of the rootless twenty-somethings -- students, office techies, waitresses, warehouse labourers, street hustlers -- who inhabit them. These are stories grounded in the all-too-real comedy and tragedy of jobs and

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Rebecca Rosenblum's Once is a fiercely original and assured debut, a collection of sixteen stories portraying the constricted and confused lives of the rootless twenty-somethings -- students, office techies, waitresses, warehouse labourers, street hustlers -- who inhabit them. These are stories grounded in the all-too-real comedy and tragedy of jobs and friendships and romances, books and buses and bodies.

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"Delivered in prose that is at once compressed, poetic, and precise, these tales do not move forward with a classical narrative arc. Rather, they meander, their conclusions less revelations than uneasy question marks."—The Walrus

"Fiercely original, her stories force us into a new experiencing of life ... her work dazzles me."—John Metcalf

"It's a fascinating tease from a writer who's intent on probing the mysteries of self and other through the related mysteries of fiction."—Globe and Mail

"In her own poetic and precise style, Rosenblum sees the beauty in the everyday and tells the story of the everyday. Everyone, everywhere has a story."—Santa Fe Writers Project

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897231494
Publisher:
Biblioasis
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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Rebecca Rosenblum: Rebecca Rosenblum graduated from the English and Creative Writing masters program at the University of Toronto. Her work has been published in Exile Quarterly, Danforth Review, echolocation, The New Quarterly, Qwerty, Ars Medica, and Journey Prize Stories 19, and was included in 2008’s Coming Attractions and Best Canadian Stories Anthologies. Once, her first book, won the Metcalf-Rooke Award for fiction. Rebecca lives and writes in Toronto, Ontario.

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