Fever: Stories

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Harper Collins, Aug 14, 2012 - Fiction - 278 pages
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Winner of the 1992 Authors Award for Paperback Fiction, Fever was also nominated for a Commonwealth Award. Like Real Life, Sharon Butala’s newest collection of short fiction, it is a collection of short stories that reveals the secret inner lives of women and men, skillfully peeling back their defenses to expose crystallizing moments of joy, pain, fear and guiltless pleasure. In “Fever,” a woman whose husband suddenly becomes deathly ill finds herself in the midst of a torrid affair, unable to confront her true feelings about a marriage past its prime.

Sharon Butala infuses Fever with an intensity of emotion that often catches its readers off-guard, making for a reading experience that is always honest and powerful.

 

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Contents

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Discord
Dark of the Moon
Mermaid in the Watery Deep
The Metric System
Gabriel
What the Voices
Dinner on the Edge of the City
Sorrow
Broadway Shoes
Healer of the Earth
The Vision of the Hohokam
Copyright
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SHARON BUTALA is an award-winning and bestselling author of both fiction and non-fiction. Her classic book The Perfection of the Morning was a #1 bestseller and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Fever, a short story collection, won the 1992 Authors’ Award for Paperback Fiction and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best book (Canada and Caribbean region). Butala is a recipient of the Marian Engel Award, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, and the 2012 Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence. In 2002 she became an Officer of the Order of Canada. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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