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Painting the Dog: The Best Stories of Leon Rooke

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Leon Rooke is one of Canada s preeminent fiction innovators, a master of the short form, and a literary godfather to scores of writers. Here, for the first time, is the quintessential selection of his best short fiction, culled from a prodigious career and 15 story collections.

In these beautiful affecting stories, both bittersweet and hilarious, Rooke mines the rich and of
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 4th 2001 by Thomas Allen Publishers
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Evan
Dec 26, 2013 Evan rated it did not like it
I really enjoyed A Good Baby by Leon Rooke so I decided to read this collection of his short stories. There were some that I liked, but enough of them just sort of rambled after painting a picture of dysfunctional relationships. Some ended and left me wondering what the point was or was the point that there was no point. He paints vivid pictures of life, but it seems filled with despair. Maybe I will go back to this book at a later date, but for now, after reading about half of the way through i ...more
J. E.  Hewitt
Nov 25, 2013 J. E. Hewitt rated it it was ok
These stories are not my cup of tea. They are well written and if you love short stories you'd probably find them engaging enough. I found them overly planned and too purposely quirky to feel "real."
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Feb 20, 2009 Kathleen Winter rated it it was amazing
Leon Rooke is an outlandish visionary. My heart is on his shishkebab.
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