Why the Long Face?: Stories

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Swank Books, 2008 - Fiction - 210 pages
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Fiction. Fifteen stories, at once playful and serious, simple and layered, familiar and not. Gertrude Stein and Buffy the Vampire Slayer track down the bridal party to save a Las Vegas wedding. An ambivalent geneticist disappears himself in Texas scrub country. A five-year-old in search of her lost mother walks a high-wire between her home and her lesbian neighbor's. These are stories about people yearning for connection with each other, with themselves, with whatever lies beyond.

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User Review  - Hagelstein - LibraryThing

Ron MacLean works along the borders of experimental fiction in many of the stories in this collection. Reality comes and goes. That’s not bad – there’s a freshness in these stories, a sense of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jules Jones - Goodreads

In the end, a worthwhile use of my time, but rather hard to review in any coherent fashion. Read full review


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About the author (2008)

RON MacLEAN, host of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada for twenty-five years, began his broadcasting career in 1978 as an all-night DJ in Red Deer, Alberta. MacLean joined CBC in 1986, where he hosted Toronto Maple Leafs telecasts on HNIC, before becoming the full-time national host in 1987. He has also hosted CBC's coverage of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, World Cup Hockey, the Calgary Stampede and Battle of the Blades. MacLean has been recognized with ten Gemini Awards. He and his wife, Cari, live in Oakville, Ontario.

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