Main Brides, Against Ochre Pediment and Aztec Sky

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Coach House Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Fiction - 234 pages
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It is a hot June day. A woman sits in a bar in Montreal's Main, waiting. Pushing down the disturbing scene (the police, a blanket) she saw that morning in the park. To focus herself, she tries to guess the stories of other women who come and go as the day darkens into night: the teenager Nanette; Adele of Halifax, who's constantly on a train; a woman just back from Cuba; two lesbian lovers (one's a ?cowgirl”); Z., a performance artist; Norma jean from Toronto; the taunting radio voice of a woman promising a tango. Between the portraits, the woman watches and drinks and spins a setting for her ?brides.” The question is, why does she keep deferring going home?

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
12
Section 3
31
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About the author (1993)

Gail Scott Gail Scott's fiction and criticism have appeared in several journals. She is the author of two novels: Main Brides (1993) and Heroine (1987); Spare Parts, a collection of short stories; and Spaces Like Stairs, a collection of essays. Most recently, she translated Lise Tremblay's Mile End ( La danse juive, Lemeac, 1999). She lives in Montreal. Gail Scott Gail Scott's fiction and criticism have appeared in several journals. She is the author of two novels: Main Brides (1993) and Heroine (1987); Spare Parts, a collection of short stories; and Spaces Like Stairs, a collection of essays. Most recently, she translated Lise Tremblay's Mile End ( La danse juive, Lemeac, 1999). She lives in Montreal.

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