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ISBN-10: 0889104565
ISBN-13: 9780889104563
Publisher: Talonbooks
Publish Date: 01/01/1993
Dimensions: 8.70" L, 5.65" W, 0.70" H

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Overview

It is a hot June day. A woman sits in a bar in Montreal’s Main, waiting. Pushing down the disturbing scene (the police, a blanket) she saw that morning in the park. To focus herself, she tries to guess the stories of other women who come and go as the day darkens into night: the teenager Nanette; Adele of Halifax, who’s constantly on a train; a woman just back from Cuba; two lesbian lovers (one’s a “cowgirl”); Z., a performance artist; Norma jean from Toronto; the taunting radio voice of a woman promising a tango. Between the portraits, the woman watches and drinks and spins a setting for her “brides.” The question is, why does she keep deferring going home?

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Gail Scott has an extraordinary ability to compress scenic observations ... into short, jewel-like notations.
Hugh Hood

Scott is one of the most gutsy writers around.
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Details

ISBN-10: 0889104565
ISBN-13: 9780889104563
Publisher: Talonbooks
Publish Date: 01/01/1993
Dimensions: 8.70" L, 5.65" W, 0.70" H
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