Shortlisted for the 2011 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize Nominee
Longlisted for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award
"Clark Blaise’s brilliantly imagined The Meagre Tarmac is a novel in short-story form, warmly intimate, startling in its quick jumps and revelations, a portrait of individuals for whom we come to care deeply and a portrait of an Indo-American way of life that shimmers before our eyes with the rich and compelling detail for which Clark Blaise’s fiction is renowned .
The Meagre Tarmac is a remarkable ...
"Engaging, stirring, and hard to put down."—The New York Times Book Review
First published in 1979, Lunar Attractions is the story of David Greenwood, a whimsical boy from the Florida backwoods whose shocking sexual awakening propels him into the world of murder and extortion that roils beneath the surface of 1950s America.
In celebrated Canadian author Clark Blaise's eerily rendered Cold-War-era suburbia, a teenage boy faces an enemy that is much closer to home when his brother is diagnosed with a debilitating disease.
In this collection, best-sellers, award winners, and emerging voices lead us through the murky, overblown, hungry mind-set of youth. From parental dysfunction to new sexual experiences to dealing with illness and death, the coming-of-age story has never been so newly and complicatedly rendered.
Our childhood fears are on full display in this collection. Imaginary characters come to life, something evil lurks in the night, bullies taunt us, parents stand in our way, and ghosts from the past haunt our adult lives. Accurate, raw, and moving, these stories show children teetering on the cusp ...