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George K. Ilsley

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"The Home Stretch: A Father, a Son, and All The Things They Never Talk About," a book about my relationship with my father when he was in his 90s, is now available from Arsenal Pulp Press. This book includes "Bingo and Black Ice" which was the winner of the 2014 Lush Triumphant Literary Award for creative non-fiction.

(Somehow, I also won the same award in 2015 for fiction.)

Author of the novel ManBug, and the short fiction collection, Random Acts of Hatred.

Was a writer in residence, in the Yukon, in winter. And loved it.

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From the Vancouver Sun: “all the characters in this drama of small-town loss and bafflement are...

From the Vancouver Sun: “all the characters in this drama of small-town loss and bafflement are shown with compassion in all their human complexity. At a time when so many of us are dealing with mortality during the pandemic, this book will provide thoughtful comfort and artful relief to many readers.”

Book review: Son’s end of life memoir for his father is gritty, honest and moving

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Average rating: 4.02 · 177 ratings · 60 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
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Random Acts of Hatred

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“The Sanskrit word for awareness is smriti, which no one can pronounce. This may explain why awareness has not become as well-known in the west as karma, dharma, and nirvana.”
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George K. Ilsley Tim wrote: "I just requested your book THE HOME STRETCH from my local library. :)"

Thank you! I was very excited recently when I saw it in my local branch.


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Tim I just requested your book THE HOME STRETCH from my local library. :)


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