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Bad Imaginings

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In these ten short stories, Caroline Adderson adopts a brilliant array of perspectives ranging from that of a nineteenth-century prospector, to a chambermaid in WWI Victoria, to two long-time friends trying to sort out the eighties. The intensity of these deeply imagined stories is stunning.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 15th 1993 by Porcupine's Quill (first published 1993)
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If there were a scale of 1 to 10 on which 1 was "definitely not my cup of tea" and 10 was "definitely my cup of tea" the stories in this book would range from 1 to 12. One I found unreadable, and gave up 8 pages in - but it still came back to me in dreams, unpleasantly.

But the writing in this book is marvelous, and makes it well worth picking up. Certain phrases just leap off the page, and many of the characters left me feeling sorry I'd never meet them in my neighborhood.

So, I'm giving this bo
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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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