A small dog barking: stories

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Anvil Press, Nov 5, 2005 - Fiction - 153 pages
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Following the success of his novel, The Dreamlife of Bridges, Robert Strandquist makes a much-awaited return to the short story form. As always, Strandquist's works explores relationships both familial and sexual, and plumbs the unspoken communications where things go haywire. This collection is more eclectic than his first collection, The Inanimate World, covering themes of nature, of building and destruction. Settings are extreme or post-apocalyptic and walk the line of magic realism. Despite the sometimes-alien landscapes his characters inhabit, there is always the motif of adults navigating the riparian paths of longing, love and loss.

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Contents

Dryer Sheets
7
A Small Dog Barking
27
Waiting for the Sky
63
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Robert Strandquist is the author of "The Inanimate World" (stories), "The Dreamlife of Bridges" (novel), and "A Small Dog Barking" (stories). A graduate of the University of Victoria, he now lives in Vancouver.

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