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Tanganyika

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The title story in this remarkable collection creates a landscape where the human imagination continues to explore the unfinished business of the physical world.

In the twelve accompanying stories, memory, dream, and desire play tricks with reality and the hard politics of human relations. The tone shifts from sardonic commentary to tender to near-pornographic. The cast of
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 1991 by Thistledown Press
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Dan Prisk
Dec 29, 2015 rated it liked it
A very strange mix of short stories in here. Some interesting premises, and some nice bits of writing, but overall I felt it fell a little short. It feels like it relies a little on readers knowing the locations referenced rather than giving description, the tenses sometimes feel like they become a little confused, and some of the stories that seem to be intended to critique prejudice hide their critique a little too well.
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Brian Brett, former chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada and a journalist for four decades, is best known as a poet, memoir writer, and fictionist. He is the author of twelve books including the poetry collection, “The Colour Of Bones In A Stream,” and the novel, “Coyote: A Mystery.” His memoir, “Uproar’s Your Only Music,” was a Globe and Mail’s Book Of The Year selection by Ronald Wright: “The m ...more
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