Wedding cakes, rats and rodeo queens

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HarperPerennial, 1995 - Fiction - 295 pages
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" extraordinary biography of an extraordinary woman". -- The Globe and Mail "Downie makes an impressive debut as a biographer". -- Maclean's

Acclaimed author Anne Cameron delivers a knockout one-two reading punch with the publication of Wedding Cakes, Rats and Rodeo Queens. Here's a novel riding roughshod with twists of lust, violence and murder, yet filled with extraordinary characters searching for love, acceptance and redemption. There's Kitty, our heroine, who's tough as nails on the outside and achingly vulnerable on the inside. She and her four siblings are growing up in the human equivalent of a toxic waste dump: their only positive role model is the "Gunsmoke" family they see in re-runs. All of them searching for their own peculiar brand of love, these are vividly drawn characters who deftly rope us into a story that is raucously funny and poignantly tender -- a wild and unforgettable read.

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About the author (1995)

Anne Cameron was born in Nanaimo, BC. She began writing at an early age, starting with theatre scripts and screenplays. In 1979, her film "Dreamspeaker", directed by Claude Jutra, won seven Canadian Film Awards, including best script. After being published as a novel, "Dreamspeaker" went on to win the Gibson Award for Literature. She has published more than 30 books, including the underground classic "Daughters of Copper Woman", its sequel, "Dzelarhons", novels, stories, poems and legends - for adults and children. Her most recent novels are "Family Resemblances, Hardscratch Row, " and a new, revised edition of "Daughters of Copper Woman". She lives in Tahsis, BC

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