Awkward Stages: A Book of Short Stories

Awkward Stages: A Book of Short Stories

by Mark Victor Young


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Collected Short Fiction - A girl and boy discover the difference between best friends and just friends. The summer before university is the catalyst for some strange longings. A woman wrestles with a difficult insurance claim which resonates with an event from her past. An aging writer gives a career-spanning interview with an unintended revelation. These and other great characters inhabit this collection of short stories which celebrate all of life's stages.

Praise for the stories:

"There are so many good things in this story it's hard to pick one. All I can say is I wish I had written it." - Charles Pinch

"Thanks for this potent kick of nostalgia. How important those days were to the adults we've become. Call that 'The High School Theory.'" - Beverly Akerman, author of The Meaning of Children

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993855849
Publisher: Hanton House Creative Media
Publication date: 03/29/2015
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Husband, father, writer. Happily married since 1992 and a father since 2003, Mark has been a writer for as long as he can remember. He was born in Toronto and grew up in London, Canada. He was the first winner of the Lillian Kroll Prize for Creative Writing at Western University, where he also completed a degree in English Literature.

The manuscript of Once Were Friends was long-listed in The Writers' Studio 1st Book Competition. The manuscript of his novel Risk was a semi-finalist in the Chapters Robertson Davies First Novel Contest and it cracked the Top Ten Mystery Thriller Hot List on in the summer of 2014.

Mark has published novels, poetry, short fiction, feature articles, comic strips and book reviews in various media. He lives in London with his wife and daughter, those to whom all his work and play is dedicated.

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