Women of Influence

Women of Influence

by Bonnie Burnard
     
 

Just how much influence do women have? If they're the characters in Bonnie Burnard's short-story collection Women of Influence, the answer is - plenty!

Her characters are often extraordinarily ordinary women dealing with ordinary lives. They exert a powerful influence on those around them - friends, family, lovers, teachers - as they try to sort out

Overview

Just how much influence do women have? If they're the characters in Bonnie Burnard's short-story collection Women of Influence, the answer is - plenty!

Her characters are often extraordinarily ordinary women dealing with ordinary lives. They exert a powerful influence on those around them - friends, family, lovers, teachers - as they try to sort out their own lives. Often they muddle along; sometimes they're very adept at coping but, usually and like most people, they're not quite in control of their own destiny. From the woman who ponders her husband's infidelity in "Moon Watcher" to the elderly wife contemplating death in "Reflections", Burnard's women of influence come alive with a wonderful intensity and a pervasive compassion.

Burnard constantly and fearlessly tests the strength of her characters, often in compelling plots that deal with confrontation or loss. But also running throughout these exquisite and precise stories is a thread of subtle humour that never loses its profound and sensitive understanding of human nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780919926820
Publisher:
Coteau Books
Publication date:
09/10/1988
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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Meet the Author

Bonnie Burnard's new novel, A Good House has just been awarded the prestigious 1999 Giller Prize. Her collection of short stories, Casino, was also nominated for the Giller, in 1994. Bonnie's first short story collection, Women of Influence published by Coteau Books in 1989, won the Commonwealth Best First Book Award, the first time a Canadian ever received that award.

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