Gambler's Fallacy

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The Porcupine's Quill, 2001 - Fiction - 195 pages
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Gambler's Fallacy follows on the success of Judith Cowan's 1997 story collection, More Than Life Itself, which was shortlisted for the Québec Writers' Federation First Book Award. The seven stories in Gambler's Fallacy extend her range and power.

Judith Cowan lives in Trois-Rivières and these stories are set there -- offering us a view of Québec both strange and intimate, visionary and comic, an insider's view. The society she describes she catches in loving detail. Crammed with verbal felicities, electric with incident, this collection will delight those who enjoyed her first book and will enchant those who are encountering her work for the first time.

 

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Laiah and the Sun King
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Born in Nova Scotia, Judith Cowan grew up in Toronto and was educated at the University of Toronto and l'Université de Strasbourg, France. She has lived in Trois-Rivières for many years and has translated the work of a wide range of Québec poets, including Gérald Godin, Yves Préfontaine and Yves Boisvert. Her previous story collection, More Than Life Itself (Oberon, 1997), was shortlisted for the Québec Writers' Federation First Book Award. Cowan was a finalist for the Glassco Prize f

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