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The Barclay Family Theatre

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In "The Barclay Family Theatre," his second collection of short stories, Jack Hodgins extends his earlier themes. There are still the unforgettable and often eccentric characters of Vancouver Island: the young boy caught between the ambitions of his mother who wants him to become a concert pianist and his father who wants him to follow in his steps as a logger; the youthfu ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by Ronsdale Press (first published January 1st 1981)
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Masterful tale telling, a pleasure to read, exquisitely crafted, richly embroidered and laugh out loud funny. These are deeply engaging stories, intimate snapshots of a variety of characters, imaginative and believable.
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Jack Hodgins writes like nobody else. His books could be used to define "the tall tale". All fiction writers are, by definition, liers--but Jack takes it to a whole new level. Stories that make you go hmmm. This collection of stories is Jack telling you (and of course he is lying) the influences that made him the way he is. I have treasured this book for a long time.
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Novelist and short story writer Jack Hodgins lives on Vancouver Island where until recently he taught fiction writing at the University of Victoria. Raised in the small rural community of Merville in the Comox Valley, he graduated with a B.Ed from the University of British Columbia, and taught high school in Nanaimo between 1961 and 1981. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa bet ...more
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