You Haven't Changed a Bit, and Other Stories

You Haven't Changed a Bit, and Other Stories

by Astrid Blodgett

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You Haven't Changed a Bit, and Other Stories by Astrid Blodgett

Through mesmerizing forays into characterization, voicing, and narrative technique, and with a clean economy of style rare even in short fiction, Astrid Blodgett conjures full-fledged characters in the throes of realistic moments, to bear their moral and existential freight in these thirteen stories. From the fascinatingly unhinged hero of "Getting the Cat," to the dreamy survey of prairie landscape and childhood experience of "New Summer Dresses," to the fatal irony of "Ice Break," readers will be hooked from first sentences and carried along on crisp prose. You Haven't Changed a Bit shimmers with the energy of a first book while affording readers the subtlety, complexity, and range of an accomplished master of the genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780888646446
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Astrid Blodgett is a freelance writer and editor living in Edmonton.

Table of Contents

Don't Do a Headstand 1

Zero Recall 19

Ice Break 27

Getting the Cat 39

Let's Go Straight to the Lake 55

In the Meadow 75

Tattletale 89

New Summer Dresses 103

The Gold One 115

Giving Blood 131

Butterflies 139

No Matter How Nicey-Nicey the Parents Were 153

Banana and Split 163

Acknowledgements 173

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