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Ravenna Gets
     

Ravenna Gets

by Tony Burgess
 

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Fiction. Winner of the 2011 ReLit Award (Canada) From the author of Pontypool Changes Everything, RAVENNA GETS is a new collection of "wheeled" stories that continue the author's exploration of "apocalypse fiction."

In a single convulsion of homicide, the population of Ravenna tries to erase the population of Collingwood. The innocent, standing in their

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Fiction. Winner of the 2011 ReLit Award (Canada) From the author of Pontypool Changes Everything, RAVENNA GETS is a new collection of "wheeled" stories that continue the author's exploration of "apocalypse fiction."

In a single convulsion of homicide, the population of Ravenna tries to erase the population of Collingwood. The innocent, standing in their living rooms, cooking in their kitchens, and playing in their yards, are simply checked off by hunting rifles or crossed out by farmers' tools.

"Tony Burgess sits in infinite judgement on rural Ontario life, insisting with infuriating calmness that not even one fine red curly hair separates the poetry of mundane existence from sudden, inexplicable violence. RAVENNA GETS belongs on the same shelf as Lesy's Wisconsin Death Trip and Springsteen's Nebraska—Darren Wershler, author of Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg, and with Bill Kennedy, Update

"...out on the edge and experimental to the point of reader- confusion, but surprisingly alluring. When taking a reader to the cliff edge, then the writing must be as enticing as chocolate even if the story smells bad. I don't get it and I didn't enjoy it, but I couldn't look away: This poetic, fast-flying nihilistic narrative of carnage is well done."—The Globe & Mail

"The world of Tony Burgess is savage and blackly funny. After all, he wrote the CanLit zombie classic Pontypoool Changes Everything. It's a place where you shouldn't trust anybody, not even your narrator. This is not Alice Munro's small-town Canada. Burgess rips open the guts of Canadian literature, thankfully: someone's got to do it."—Uptown Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897535325
Publisher:
Anvil Press
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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Tony Burgess is the author of The Hellmouths of Bewdley (1997), Pontypool Changes Everything (1998), Caesarea (1999), and Fiction For Lovers (2003), all from ECW Press. He is also the author of RAVENNA GETS (Anvil Press, 2010). His writing has been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines across the country. Most recently, Tony was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Pontypool. He lives in Stayner, Ontario.

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