The Journey Prize Stories

The Journey Prize Stories

The Best of Canada's New Writers

Book - 2012
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Random House, Inc.

The Journey Prize Stories is Canada’s most celebrated annual fiction anthology. With settings ranging from Mount St. Helens, Barcelona, Halifax, Victoria Island, and Alberta’s Red River Badlands, these stories represent the year’s best short fiction by some of our most exciting emerging writers.
Among the stories this year: After months of trying to sell the worthless collection of sports cards his no-good father left behind, a boy is unprepared for a bizarre and surprisingly hilarious encounter with the “pile of human being” who wants to buy a card to complete his collection. In a story that balances wry humour with moments of sharp tension, a teenager with a crush on her high school English teacher blithely channels her frustrations by going on online dates with an older man. Two brothers embark on a road trip to bring their recovering father home from the hospital, in a poignant mediation on family and the things we try to recover of the past. Over the course of a single summer in 1970s Halifax, as shifting social mores lead to a crisis within his family, a boy obsessed with comic books begins to question his once unshakable faith in his uncle.

Publisher: Toronto : Emblem/McClelland & Stewart, c2012
ISBN: 9780771095863
Branch Call Number: FIC JOU
Characteristics: xv, 254 p. ;,21 cm.


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Jun 02, 2014

I took this book to knew some young Canadian authors. I like to reed short stories. Here I found some nice stories and authors, I even took the whole book of one writer after this book, but the half of the book was boring and not interesting for me. So if you have something interesting to read, don't take this one%)

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Jun 02, 2014

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