We so seldom look on love: stories

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HarperCollins, 1993 - Fiction - 209 pages
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A collection of short stories by the author of Falling Angels features a tale of a blind girl who sees for the first time after a successful operation, a learning disabled child, and a man in love with a necrophiliac.

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User Review  - katelattuca - LibraryThing

This anthology was my first experience with Barbara Gowdy, some years ago. She addresses the fringe of human nature, and writes with the exacting sensation of biting into aluminum foil. "We So Seldom ... Read full review

WE SO SELDOM LOOK ON LOVE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A debut collection from Canadian novelist Gowdy (Through the Green Valley, 1988) limns—with dark humor and wry compassion—the lives of those on the margins of normality. The stories here all share a ... Read full review

Contents

Body and Soul l
1
Sylvie
37
Presbyterian Crosswalk
62
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About the author (1993)

Barbara Gowdy was born in Windsor in 1950 but grew up in the Toronto suburb of Don Mills, after having moved there with her family in 1954. After graduating from high school in the late 1960s, she studied at York University and the Royal Conservatory of Music. In the early 1980s, Gowdy became an editor for the publisher Lester and Orpen Dennys. She has also taught creative writing at Ryerson and the University of Toronto and has worked as an interviewer for the TVOntario program, Imprint. Gowdy has been a finalist for several prominent literary awards, including the Trillium Award for We So Seldom Look on Love and the Trillium Award, the Giller Prize, and the Governor General's Award for Mr. Sandman. The White Bone has also been nominated for the Giller Prize.

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