Paperback(With Wit and Sensitivity, These Tales Portray Moments of Suffering, Confusion and Discovery. Also ed.)

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Overview

With wit and sensitivity, these tales portray moments of suffering, confusion and discovery. Also, the reader is introduced to a wide variety of worlds, worlds that reveal Abray's deep understanding of how people engage with - and become obsessed by - activities such as Japanese kite-making, bees, daycare, alcohol, and motorcycle maintenance. How does the activity reveal the person? How the problem? Abray's stories push full-on into the world of obsessions. A new vacuum cleaner becomes a new pawn in a just-ended relationship. Riding a motorbike becomes the way brothers bond over their troubled relationship with their father. A wise naturalist takes the reader on a comic tour of an animal-filled mall, and a bee infestation in a kitchen forces three urban apartment-sharing youths to suddenly confront nature and their own changing relationship. Yes: in these stories, Tom Abray shows us how every human activity becomes a metaphor: for self-revelation, and for relationships that range from romantic to familial.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897190739
Publisher: D C Books
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Edition description: With Wit and Sensitivity, These Tales Portray Moments of Suffering, Confusion and Discovery. Also ed.
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

After growing up near Strathroy, Ontario, Tom Abray has now lived in Montreal for twenty years. He has been writing fiction and poetry since he was a teenager, and more recently he has tried his hand at filmmaking. For the past ten years, he has taught English at John Abbott College.

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