Bad Imaginings

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Porcupine's Quill, 1993 - Fiction - 155 pages
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`Caroline Adderson's imaginings are about as far from bad as imaginings can get. The stories in her debut collection are powerfully conceived, subtly constructed, and amazingly diverse in tone. Adopting the perspectives of a wildly eclectic group of characters, her prose is always fresh: Adderson is as comfortable in the boots of a 19th-century gold miner as she is in the crocheted slippers of a sad and embittered grandmother. And despite some very poignant moments, she is never sentimental. ... A finalist for the Governor General's Award, Bad Imaginings is the work of a young writer with confidence and style.'

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About the author (1993)

Caroline Adderson lives in Vancouver. Bad Imaginings was shortlisted for a 1993 Governor General's Award and won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. She has also written two novels: A History of Forgetting was published in 1999, and Sitting Practice in 2003. In 2006 her second collection of short stories, Pleased to Meet You, was longlisted for the Giller Prize.

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