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J. Jill Robinson
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Shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction, Eggplant Wife is Robinson's third collection of fiction-intimate, fluid narratives which cross the great divide into the territory of heartbreaking, unspoken truths about human behaviour. These two short stories and novella expound upon our investments in the notion of love, and the vast, peculiar damages exacted by

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Hardcover, 128 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Arsenal Pulp Press
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I have just started this short story collection and can't wait to continue. The prose is lush with detail. I feel transported to rural Saskatchewan, only a different rural Saskatchewan from the one I might have imagined. This is the work of an outstanding literary writer: sound structure, indepth characters, sensuous detail. I have all of her books, and suspect that I will be reading and re-reading them for a while. I've been hunting for examples of short stories to help me with my own writing. ...more
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Jill lives in Banff Alberta, but she was born and raised on the west coast of Canada just outside Vancouver. After a few years of wide but informal empirical learning starting with dropping out of high school and followed by all manner of things both bad and good in the "school of life," she was more formally educated at the University of Calgary (B.A., M.A.) and the University of Alaska in ...more
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