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Red Plaid Shirt
Diane Schoemperlen
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Red Plaid Shirt

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  55 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Award-winning author Diane Schoemperlen's twenty-one exceptional stories showcase all the magic, charm, and intelligence of her novel Our Lady of the Lost and Found. Written over the past twenty years, and drawing upon a wide range of themes, subjects, and styles, these thoughtful selections are infused with Schoemperlen's freshness of observation and unique gift for narra ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 24th 2003 by Penguin Books (first published 2002)
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Contains one of my favourite short stories, written like a math word problem. (Title to follow)
Didn't love all the stories, but loved enough of them to make it a worthwhile read. "How deep is the river?" was my favourite as it played directly in to my reluctantly fatalistic view of the world.

Actually, I loved the writing more than anything...

"If the present is frequently confusing, at least the future and the exquisite weight of its abundant possibilities are always clear." p. 260

Good selection of short stories. I like Schoemperlen's style of writing, it is always unexpected and refreshing. Having said that, I like some of the stories in the book better than others. The title story is exquisite, as are "Stranger things", and "A Simple Story".
The only story I liked was Red Plaid Shirt. Don't know if you can exactly call it a story but I thought it was a nice lyrical poem.
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Diane Schoemperlen, short-story writer, novelist, teacher, editor (b at Thunder Bay, Ont 9 July 1954). Diane Schoemperlen grew up in Thunder Bay, Ont, and attended Lakehead University. After graduating in 1976, she spent a summer studying at the Banff Centre, under such writers as W.O. MITCHELL and Alice MUNRO. Since 1986, she has focused on her writing career and has taught creative writing at sc ...more
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