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About the novel: After Chappy leaves home, Mirror falls off the house and comes to an important decision about her future and the future of the owl-eyed boy. On her subsequent journey, Mirror hears a voice like a can opener opening a can of trumpets. Read this book and you will start to hear sounds other people donât hear. Sounds locked deep inside walls, stirring to get out. Sounds in the chests of the people you pass in parks. Sounds deep under the ground, where darkness covers men skinned in humid walls, clambering in endless circles, looping endlessly back on themselves, till they turn their ways of being inside-out.
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Ken Sparling's books include two by Pedlar, an untitled novel (2003)and his most recent, "For Those Whom God Has Blessed With Fingers"(2005). His other books are "Hush Up and Listen Stinky Poo Butt,"handmade and available by special order, and "Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall" (Knopf, 1996). He works at Toronto Public Library and lives with his family in Richmond Hill.
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Intention, Implication, Wind based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)This is the latest release by our friends at Canadian small press Pedlar, and unfortunately the first title of theirs that I found myself not so fond of, which can mostly be chalked up to the nature of experimentalism in general; because while the exact perfect amount of abstraction and poetry in a title like this is what makes one of them so great, much like most of the other Pedlar titles I've read, just the tiniest amount more or in the wrong direction can make the whole thing fall apart at the seams. And that's simply the nature of cutting-edge work, why it's called cutting-edge to begin with, and why so relatively few writers even attempt such a style; because not only is there objectively only a tiny window that constitutes a success with experimental stories, but with that window changing locations from one individual reader to the next too, so that one person may love a project for the exact reasons another may intensely dislike it. It's still recommended to adventurous readers in this spirit, in the hopes that all its elements may deeply click with you; but in my particular case, I found Intention Implication Wind to be just a little too scattershot for my tastes, more a case of abstract poetry written in a prose form than a narrative tale written with a poetic sensibility.Out of 10: 7.4