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The Ash Garden
Dennis Bock
0641570481

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Book Description
A scientist stealing across the Pyrenees into Spain, then smuggled into America . . . A young woman quarantined on a ship wandering the Atlantic, her family stranded in Austria . . . A girl playing on a riverbank as a solitary airplane appears on the horizon . . . Lives already in motion, unsettled by war, and about to change beyond reckoning—their pasts blurred and their destinies at once defined and distorted by an inconceivable event. For that man was bound for the desert of Los Alamos, the woman unexpectedly en route to a refugee camp, the girl at Ground Zero and that plane the Enola Gay. In August of 1945, in a blinding flash, Hiroshima sees the dawning of the modern age. With these three people, Dennis Bock transforms a familiar story—the atom bomb as a means to end worldwide slaughter—into...


The Ash Garden
Dennis Bock
0375727493
January 2003
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Book Review
The unprecedented impact, ideology, and geographic scope of the Second World War continue to attract new novelists who hammer the history out a little thinner each time, highlighting lesser-known massacres or sifting through minor characters to discover a representative but undiscovered guide. Dennis Bock's poignant book The Ash Garden personalizes the epic bombing of Hiroshima through Anton Böll, a German émigré physicist, and Emiko, a Japanese victim of the bomb. Bombmaker and bombed, they balance this incisive, symmetrical novel and its sustained inquiry into remorse and forgiveness.

One of 25 Hiroshima Maidens relocated from post-war Japan to America for corrective plastic surgery, Emiko remains in the U.S. as a student, then as a filmmaker. The novel is at its best with her, from the heavy losses...



Ash Garden
Dennis Bock
0375413022
September 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
The unprecedented impact, ideology, and geographic scope of the Second World War continue to attract new novelists who hammer the history out a little thinner each time, highlighting lesser-known massacres or sifting through minor characters to discover a representative but undiscovered guide. Dennis Bock's poignant book The Ash Garden personalizes the epic bombing of Hiroshima through Anton Böll, a German émigré physicist, and Emiko, a Japanese victim of the bomb. Bombmaker and bombed, they balance this incisive, symmetrical novel and its sustained inquiry into remorse and forgiveness.

One of 25 Hiroshima Maidens relocated from post-war Japan to America for corrective plastic surgery, Emiko remains in the U.S. as a student, then as a filmmaker. The novel is at its best with her, from the heavy losses...



Olympia
Dennis Bock
1582340234
April 1999
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Book Review
Olympia tells the story of three generations quietly grappling with the emotional fallout of war. There are the grandparents, Lottie and Rudolph, who met while competing in the 1936 Berlin Olympics; their son and his wife, who emigrated from Germany after World War II; and the grandchildren--Peter, who narrates, and his sister Ruby, both Canadian-born children of the '70s. Into this portrait Bock skillfully splices imaginary outtakes from Leni Riefenstahl's film of the 1936 Olympics, The Olympiad. The result is a layered album of family stories and a moving meditation on the intersection of memory, identity, and the past.

Early on we discover that this family is Lutheran, not Jewish--and that Bock is tackling the uneasy question of what it means to be German in this century. He avoids...



The Journey Prize Anthology
Andre Alexis (Editor)
0771044194
October 2002
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Review
?In this competition, the real winner is the reader.?
?Books in Canada

?A generous and timely acknowledgement of the importance of short fiction.?
?Quill & Quire

?This annual collection?continues to be a reliable Who?s Who of the best emerging Canadian writers.?
?Vancouver Sun

?A commendable enterprise.?
?Globe and Mail

Book Description
This is the fourteenth edition of The Journey Prize Anthology, which has established itself as Canada’s most popular fiction anthology, presenting the best new Canadian writers. As well as receiving high praise every year, it is an important indicator of up-and-coming writers. Past winners such as Elyse Gasco, Cynthia Flood, Yann Martel, and Timothy Taylor, and many others whose...


Journey Prize Anthology 13: Short Fiction from the Best of Canada's New Writers, Vol. 13
Various
0771044224
October 2001
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Review
The Journey Prize Anthology represents the haunting pulse of the country’s literary heartbeat.”
Edmonton Journal

“Even for a country used to superb short story writers like Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Mavis Gallant, this is impressive stuff.”
Globe and Mail

Review
?The Journey Prize Anthology represents the haunting pulse of the country?s literary heartbeat.?
?Edmonton Journal

?Even for a country used to superb short story writers like Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Mavis Gallant, this is impressive stuff.?
?Globe and Mail

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The Journey Prize Stories 16: Short Fiction from the Best of Canada's New Writers
Various
0771043937
September 2004
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Review
The Journey Prize Anthology has become the proving ground for new, young Canadian writers, a who’s who of the coming generation. . . . There’s nothing else like it in Canada. (I, for one, owe everything to the Journey Prize.)”
– Yann Martel, previous Journey Prize winner and the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The Life of Pi


"The Journey Prize Anthology represents the haunting pulse of the country's literary heartbeat."
-Edmonton Journal

"An adventurous collection of cut-above stories. . . . [The Journey Prize Anthology] buttresses the widely held conviction that short fiction is alive and swelling the ranks of first-rate Canadian authors gathering accolades around the globe."
-Toronto Star...


Journey Prize Stories 17: From the Best of Canada's New Writers Selected with Lynn Crosbie, James Grainger, Nancy Lee
McClelland & Stewart Inc
0771043783
October 2005
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Review
"The Journey Prize anthology has become the proving ground for new, young Canadian writers, a who’s who of the coming generation. . . . I, for one, owe everything to the Journey Prize."
—Yann Martel, previous Journey Prize winner and the author of Life of Pi

Book Description
With an introduction by the jury, and now featuring authors’ comments on the inspiration for their stories.

This is the seventeenth edition of The Journey Prize Stories, Canada’s most popular annual fiction anthology. As well as receiving high praise every year, it is an important indicator of up-and-coming writers, presenting the most exciting new Canadian voices from coast to coast. Writers whose stories have appeared in the anthology — Yann...


The Journey Prize Stories: Short Fiction from the Best of Canada's New Writers
Various
0771044100
October 2003
Paperback
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Review
The Journey Prize Anthology has become the proving ground for new, young Canadian writers, a who’s who of the coming generation. . . . There’s nothing else like it in Canada. (I, for one, owe everything to the Journey Prize.)”
– Yann Martel, previous Journey Prize winner and the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The Life of Pi


"The Journey Prize Anthology represents the haunting pulse of the country's literary heartbeat."
-Edmonton Journal

"An adventurous collection of cut-above stories. . . . [The Journey Prize Anthology] buttresses the widely held conviction that short fiction is alive and swelling the ranks of first-rate Canadian authors gathering accolades around the globe."
-Toronto Star...

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