By Douglas Glover
Shortlisted, Governor General’s Award for Fiction
A consultant to Animal Behaviour is a beautiful selection of tales by means of an writer who's quickly changing into one of many nice, leading edge tale writers of his iteration. Following at the heels of his greatly acclaimed comedian novel, The South Will upward push at Noon, Douglas Glover’s new assortment smashes all of the fictional moulds. Urbane, trendy, and off-beat, the tales during this assortment contact the lives of an wonderful array of characters whose universal event is of an international that's wayward but packed with marvels: a born-again Christian from Kentucky who loses his reminiscence and finally ends up discovering real love in glitzy Bel Air; ladies who fall in love merely to be parted whilst one dies of melanoma; a guy who is going to reside in a cardboard field whilst his spouse leaves him for the chief of a Toys R Us shop; an eighteenth-century Canadian pioneer who believes he's being persecuted via witches. this can be refined fiction at its most sensible. A maximalist author of rules, he packs his sentences with strength, exuberant imagery and remarkable turns of thought.
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