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In his debut collection of short stories, David Huebert brings us an assortment of wounded wanderers who remind us that we are all marooned on the shores of being, watching oceans rise. Veterinarians, prison guards, and prosthetic phallus designers develop various schemes to navigate the ruins of their capsizing lives and to confront the beauty of their bruised worlds.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 14th 2017 by Biblioasis
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Naomi
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories
So good.
Another book, please!
Chris
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great energy, great images and overall great stories - all of them prominently featuring non-human animals, and their interactions with humans, in some cases tackling complex ethical dilemmas with considerable insight. "Limousines" was particularly good, one of my favourite short stories.
Philip Glennie
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's hard to ask anything more of Huebert's writing. His stories are filled with pathos, humour, and imagistic mastery. It is rare to see a writer with such an ambitious style of prose come across so naturally. This book was an absolute joy to read. Lovers of short stories and stunning prose take notice!
Ian
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
In David Huebert’s inaugural collection of short stories, we encounter a variety of characters standing on the edge of lives in the process of transformation. Huebert writes emotion like a raw wound—throbbing and bloody. With astounding and sometimes alarming ease, he peels back his characters’ protective carapace to reveal the naked, trembling flesh beneath. The CBC Short Story Prize winning “Enigma,” which opens the volume, is a powerful case in point. In this story the young narrator is facin ...more
Cynthia Alice
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a start!!!
David Huebert's first collection of short stories! And, wow ....
Have only read it once and kind of gobbled it quickly as I tend to do with new-to-me compelling fiction.
It deserves a second reading before a review but am not certain I'll do that.
So will just say a few easy-to-say things: *one - this young new Canadian male writer creates stories that I found extraordinarily rich with emotion - extraordinary for me bc I have found too much Canadian fiction hard to access emotional
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Debbie
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Short Stories, all set in NS (except for sub that travels from Halifax to Arctic) and Horse People, set in Kenora ON with Nova Scotian protagonist

You're more apt to like this, I think, if you have a NS connection.
Nathalie
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book! I was very fascinated and I could not put it down! I will buy one for anyone on my Christmas list this year!
Corey
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A brilliant collection. Huebert has a way of telling stories from angles I’ve never considered. The titular story is utterly breathtaking in its construction. The shortest story, “Enigma” — winner of the 2016 CBC Short Story Prize — is a little piece of perfection.

Read more at the Redeblog.
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David Huebert is a Canadian writer of fiction, poetry, and critical prose whose work has won the CBC Short Story Prize, the Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize, and the Walrus Poetry Prize, among other awards. His debut short fiction collection, Peninsula Sinking (Biblioasis 2017) won the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award, was runner up for the Danuta Gleed Award, and was shortlisted for the Alistair MacL ...more