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In COMMUNION, using a new clear, bone-spare prose, Gibson traces the ordeal of Felix Oswald. Felix is now working as a veterinarian's assistant in Toronto, where he becomes obsessed with a great white husky dying in one of the cages. His attempts to free the dog are interwoven with a series of possibilities for his own life, many sexual, some lyrical, and some nightmarish. ...more
Paperback, 119 pages
Published 1971 by Anansi
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Ah yes, here we are, another extreme modernist work from Graeme Gibson that no one is reading and no one evidently cares to, including perhaps Gibson himself, who never wrote in this manner again after the twinned debut of which this slim novel constitutes the more austere (though no less hallucinatorily arranged) second part. It's dire and fantastic.
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Graeme C. Gibson, is a Canadian novelist who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He is a Member of the Order of Canada (1992) and was one of the organizers of the Writer's Union of Canada (chair, 1974–75). He is also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community.

He is generally best known for his 1973 book Eleven Canadian No
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