Lorraine's Reviews > This Cake Is for the Party: Stories

This Cake Is for the Party by Sarah Selecky
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Oct 31, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: canadian, giller-finalist, zz2010
Recommended to Lorraine by: Giller Prize Finalist
Read from October 26 to 30, 2010

My favourite was the last one, "Ten Thousand Buddhas."

Excellent short stories that convey so much character and background with such little narration. It's in the dialogue (which is great, because she doesn't even use quotation marks). Every story starts in the middle of the story, but they also end in a way that you know the story is not finished. If you had a telescope and could zoom into people's lives at random, these might be the lives you encounter.

And such variety!

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