Bad News of the Heart

Bad News of the Heart

by Douglas H Glover

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564782861
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 04/29/2003
Series: Canadian Literature Series
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Douglas Glover won the Governor Generals Award for fiction for Elle in November 2003, propelling this unusual historical novel onto bestseller lists throughout Canada. Even though he is always working outside the box, Glovers works of fiction have gained acclaim from the most attentive critics. A Canadian itinerant, Glover grew up on the family tobacco farm in southwestern Ontario, studied philosophy at York University and the University of Edinburgh, and then worked on a series of daily newspapers in New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan before earning his MFA at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1982. He is the author of four story collections, four celebrated novels (Precious, The South Will Rise at Noon, The Life and Times of Captain N and Elle), and a book of essays, Notes Home from a Prodigal Son. Glover's fiction has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Russian, and French, and his stories have been frequently anthologized.

Table of Contents

Iglaf and Swan3
State of the Nation19
Dog Attempts to Drown Man in Saskatoon27
The Obituary Writer47
A Man in a Box67
A Guide to Animal Behaviour95
The Indonesian Client99
La Corriveau117
Why I Decide To Kill Myself and Other Jokes129
Bad News of the Heart145
My Romance167
A Piece of the True Cross191

What People are Saying About This

Darin Strauss

Douglas Glover is a writer of the greatest and most variegated gifts.

Frederick Busch

His language is crisp, taut, and true, and he ought to be read in the context of Beckett and Cortázar.

Andrea Barrett

These inventive, darkly funny stories move between the poles of sex and death.

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