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Pleased to Meet You: Stories

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These nine razor-sharp stories herald the return of one of Canada s most accomplished writers to the short story form. Stylistically varied and linguistically confident, here are compulsively readable stories that plumb the complexities of the human heart. A dying Finn, a philandering photographer recovering from an emergency splenectomy, a young woman heavy with an hyster ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 25th 2006 by Thomas Allen Publishers
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Ruth Seeley
Aug 19, 2012 Ruth Seeley rated it really liked it
An amazing collection of short stories. Adderson's wit is razor sharp and she doesn't hesitate to pull up the blinds to reveal the dirty, cracked and broken windows they conceal in lives that seem, on the surface, very different from the way they actually are. Hard to pick a favourite from amongst these nine stories, although "Mr Justice," "Spleenless," "Petit Mal" and "The Maternity Suite" spring to mind.

Adderson not only manages to clearly delineate character, she has an uncanny knack for know
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Sep 24, 2015 Shadoh rated it really liked it
Great stories...wonderful writing. Next story called "spleenless"
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I really loved some of the stories in this collection, while others left me cold. I'm a fan of more traditional fiction forms. However, the ones that I loved were brilliant. Like me, Adderson has a love for the macabre, the uncanny and the creepy and she used these elements to full effect in her stories.
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Caroline Adderson grew up in Alberta. After traveling around Canada, she moved to B.C. to go to university and has mostly lived there ever since. She started writing seriously after university, eventually going on to write two internationally published novels (A History of Forgetting and Sitting Practice) and two collections of short stories for adults (Bad Imaginings and Pleased To Meet You). Whe ...more
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