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Funny and moving, wise and sad, this “imaginative tour de force” (The San Diego Union-Tribune) charts the intensity and courage found in a former World War II POW as he looks back on the closeness of death, from one of Britain’s most iconoclastic and highly acclaimed young writers.Alfie Day, RAF airman and former World War II POW, never expected to survive the war. Now, five years later and more alone than ever, Alfie finds himself drawn to unearth those strange, passionate days by working as an extra on a POW film. What he will discover on the set about himself, his loves and the world around him will make the war itself look simple.

Download Day by A. L. Kennedy

Day by A. L. Kennedy

published date : 2008-01-08
authors : A. L. Kennedy
publishers : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
genre : Fiction, War & Military, Literary
page count : 288
ISBN : 0307268675
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We Are Attempting To Survive Our Time

Author by : A.L. Kennedy
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2020-04-02
Publisher by : Random House

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Description : 'Kennedy is a superb writer and the canniness of her observation keeps you reading' Sunday Times Humour, fantasy, rage and despair both help and hinder the protagonists of these stories as they navigate changing circumstances, accumulating losses, moments of comprehension and tenderness. Here is the woman, hoping for a quiet day at the zoo, who finally snaps at a white man's racist tirade and vents years of fury; the micro-celebrity who practises lines for a chat show on which he'll never appear; and the woman who walks out of her honeymoon suite at midnight, perhaps for good. Unsparing in her close examination of human relationships, A. L. Kennedy proves once again why she is regarded as one of our great storytellers. 'Kennedy dissects the small intimacies of inner thoughts... Her prose is typically direct, her sentences clear-cut and yet capable of great tenderness' Observer 'An author with a proven ability to see - truly see - and whose prose can fire like gunshots across the page' New Statesman...






What Becomes


What Becomes

Author by : A. L. Kennedy
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-02-01
Publisher by : House of Anansi

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The Good Body

Author by : Bill Gaston
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-04-10
Publisher by : House of Anansi

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Description : The Good Body is a triumphant blend of mordant humour and heartbreak. It tells the comic and poignant story of a retired pro-hockey ruffian named Bobby Bonaduce who is stubbornly ignoring a disease - multiple sclerosis - that may be killing him. Bobby returns to his hometown and scams his way into university in a misguided attempt to redeem his messy past and lay emotional claim to a son he abandoned twenty years earlier. With this terrific novel, Bill Gaston demonstrates yet again that he is "a writer of great empathy, capable it seems of getting beneath the skin of anybody." (2002 Giller Prize jury)...






February


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Author by : Lisa Moore
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009-06-15
Publisher by : House of Anansi

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Description : Winner of Canada Reads 2013 and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize In 1982, the oil rig Ocean Ranger sank off the coast of Newfoundland during a Valentine's Day storm. All eighty-four men aboard died. February is the story of Helen O'Mara, one of those left behind when her husband, Cal, drowns on the rig. It begins in the present-day, more than twenty-five years later, but spirals back again and again to the "February" that persists in Helen's mind and heart. Writing at the peak of her form, her steadfast refusal to sentimentalize coupled with an almost shocking ability to render the precise details of her characters' physical and emotional worlds, Lisa Moore gives us her strongest work yet. Here is a novel about complex love and cauterizing grief, about past and present and how memory knits them together, about a fiercely close community and its universal struggles, and finally about our need to imagine a future, no matter how fragile, before we truly come home. This is a profound, gorgeous, heart-stopping work from one of our best writers....






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Author by : Shani Mootoo
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-09-01
Publisher by : House of Anansi

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The Outlander


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Author by : Gil Adamson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2007-05-01
Publisher by : House of Anansi

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