Kiss Me

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Harper Collins, Jun 26, 2012 - Fiction - 152 pages
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Andrew Pyper earned recognition and critical acclaim with Lost Girls. In Kiss Me, his debut collection, he gives us stories of a twenty-something generation, of growing up in the small towns and cities of Canada, and of confronting the universal dilemmas of life in the real world. No tidy coming-of-age collection, Kiss Me is populated with characters who struggle to reach out—sometimes painfully, sometimes comically, and not always successfully—to make sense of their seemingly fractured condition in an equally disaffected universe. First love, first lust, first high, first terrible moment of awareness that in a single moment, life can change forever—this is shimmering, profound writing that moves from subtly detailed moments of awakening to brutal, often shattering epiphanies.

 

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Contents

Dime Bag Girl
Call Roxanne
If You Lived Here Youd Be Home By Now
Kiss Me
Sausage Stew
House of Mirrors
The Earliest Memory Exercise
Camp Sacred Heart
Magnificent
The Author Shows a Little Kindness
XRay
1001 Names and Their Meanings
Acknowledgements
About the Author
Copyright
About the Publisher

Breaking and Entering

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About the author (2012)

ANDREW PYPER was born in Stratford, Ontario. His debut novel, Lost Girls, won the Arthur Ellis Award; it was a national bestseller, a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book. His other works include The Trade Mission, which was in the Toronto Star’s Top Ten Best Books of the Year; The Wildfire Season, a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year; The Killing Circle, another bestseller in Canada; and The Guardians, which was published internationally in 2011. His new novel, The Demonologist, will be published around the world in Spring 2013. Pyper is also the author of Kiss Me, a collection of short stories. His home is in Toronto. Visit him online at www.andrewpyper.com.

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