How To Get Along With Women
The 11 stories in Elisabeth de Mariaffi's debut story collection, How to Get Along With Women, take place in locales as diverse as Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Marseille, France. The stories are intimately linked to their particular settings; in each, de Mariaffi explores how the characters' actions are shaped by their geographical, historical or political place in the world.
Lingering Tide and Other Stories
In her debut collection Lingering Tide and Other Stories, Latha Viswanathan deftly maps out the uneasy borders created by generation gaps and cultural collisions. In 12 diverse short stories that are set in such locales as India, North America, Philippines, Cambodia and Japan, traditions are challenged, values are questioned and difficult life decisions are made amid the turbulence of uprooted lives. The results are not always seamless.
Author Rebecca Babcock will be holding a book launch for her collection of linked short stories, "Every Second Weekend," on Wednesday at Sweet Hereafter on Quinpool Road. Babcock holds a PhD from Dalhousie University and works at Saint Mary's University as department secretary of the Political Science faculty. She has had her short stories published in Fait AcComplit and Room of One's Own.
The collection consists of nine narratives:
God Loves Hair
It's no small feat in the age of multinationals, big houses doing good numbers with e-book sales and celebrity memoirs to self-publish a book that garners the respect of one's peers and general and lasting buzz interest. It's also no small feat to have this same book a 2011 Lambda Literary Award finalist. Recently re-released, Vivek Shraya's God Loves Hair is a DIY masterpiece in the age of Wal-Mart top 10 book clubs.
The Art of Trespassing
The politics of space and place are never neutral. Though many would like us to believe otherwise, the authors who have contributed to The Art of Trespassing know that geographies are always contested. They take the ancient art of trespassing to new levels by questioning and transgressing not only personal boundaries, but society's as well.