The Antagonist

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House of Anansi, Aug 3, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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From bestselling novelist Lynn Coady comes an unforgettable, unflinching story of a life gone wrong.


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But Coady is a very fine writer. - Goodreads
An intriguing premise, to say the least. - Goodreads
The writing is deliciously sarcastic. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

This book is about a jock as opposed to a nerd, or something like that. I thought it gave up on that quickly once it realized that premise wouldn't carry the whole book; some reviews are crowing on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Derek Sillerud - Goodreads

This book taps into a question I often wonder about: how do we mold ourselves into the people others think we are? The protagonist of the novel details his life to a former classmate who has written a ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Lynn Coady is the author of the bestselling novel The Antagonist, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as the novels Mean Boy, Saints of Big Harbour, and Strange Heaven and the short story collection Play the Monster Blind. She has been shortlisted for the Governor Generalís Literary Award and the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, and has four times made the Globe and Mailís annual list of Top 100 Books. Originally from Cape Breton, she now lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where she is a founding and senior editor of the award-winning magazine Eighteen Bridges.

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