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Elle
Douglas Glover
0864923155
April 2003
Paperback
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Best Canadian Stories 04
Douglas Glover
0778012549
Nov 2004
Hardcover
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Bad News of the Heart
Douglas Glover
1564782867
April 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
At once wandering and pithy, these 12 stories by Canadian writer Glover (The Life and Times of Captain N., etc.) are sophisticated, darkly comic meditations on love and disenchantment. "Iglaf and Swan" unsentimentally chronicles the downward spiral of the eponymous lovers, would-be poets in Toronto who marry, have a child, then separate, realizing wryly that "we fall in love with each other's failings, with our own vulnerabilities mirrored in the other." "La Corriveau" begins with a woman in Quebec City waking up in bed next to a dead man she doesn't know; though nonplussed, she stoically gathers clues to explain the situation while musing incongruously (yet appealingly) about the history of the city. "Why I Decide to Kill Myself and Other Jokes" tells of an aborted suicide attempt by a young woman disappointed...


Enamoured Knight
Douglas H. Glover
1564784045
November 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Cervantes's great novel, Don Quixote, has drawn the attention of writers such as Nabokov (who called it cruel) and Dostoyevski (who famously declared it "the saddest book ever written"). In this testament to his love of Cervantes's work, Glover, a novelist and short story writer (Elle), offers an entirely sympathetic reading, in which no criticism (even Nabokov's) can withstand the claim of Cervantes's genius. The book's weakness lies in its structure: Glover can't seem to decide whether he wanted to write a book about literature and reading in which Don Quixote is the exemplar, or a treatment of Don Quixote that glances at literary theory along the way. As a result, his thesis never really coheres, and the reader is bombarded with extraneous descriptions of the many forms of humor available to a writer and the...


16 Categories of Desire
Douglas Glover
0864923147
Oct 2000
Paperback
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- The Globe and Mail
16 Categories of Desire is an affectionate slap in the face, a kiss that draws blood."

Book Description
Douglas Glover's new collection of stories mezmerizes like no other. A sheer tour-de-force, the collection features eleven new stories that demonstrate that Glover is capable of writing like no other writer. Like a good Beatles album, the collection includes Glover's best new stories, linked only by the quality of the writing. Ranging over time from pre-history to the present, from the American south to the Canadian North, Douglas Glover maps the heart in all its passion, valour, ineptitude, and vulnerability. Occasionally scabrous, horrifically funny, intermittently appalling, and wildly erotic, the stories in this collection bring to life a world in...


Auditing Cases
Mark S. Beasley
0131494910
October 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Unlike other available auditing case books, this volume focuses on the development of higher-order skills—such as critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal relations—and provides learners with hands-on exposure to realistic cases involving all aspects of an audit process. The book offers a collection of 36 auditing cases that address most major activities performed during the conduct of an audit—from client acceptance to issuance of an audit report. Cases involving actual frauds and real companies peak readers' interest and motivation for auditing and helps them develop an awareness of fraud reality. Cases involving the performance of audit procedures and examination of audit evidence give readers the opportunity to obtain “hands-on” experience with tasks performed by...


Auditing and Assurance Services: A Systematic Approach with ACL CD and Olc Card
William F. Messier
0073137537
January 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Messier employs the new audit approach currently being used by auditing professionals. This new approach is a direct result of the demands of Sarbanes-Oxley, which has changed the way auditors do their jobs. The new auditing approach emphasizes understanding the entity (i.e., the organization or business being audited) and its environment (i.e. industry), and then assessing the business risks faced by the entity and how management controls those risks. This new audit process focuses on business processes instead of accounting cycles. This unique and innovative approach has been developed in response to changing market dynamics. The systematic approach, referred to in the subtitle of the text, reflects the early introduction of three basic concepts that underlie the audit process: materiality, audit risk, and evidence;...


Best Canadian Stories 1998
Douglas Glover (Editor)
0778010996
October 1998
Hardcover
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Dog Attempts to Drown Man in Saskatoon
Douglas Glover
0889222282
February 1985
Paperback
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The Life and Times of Captain N.
Douglas Glover
0864922973
April 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this historical novel set in the Mohawk Valley of New York State during the Revolutionary War, Native Americans side with the British against the rebel colonists in skirmishes that ebb and flow across the rugged countryside. Glover ( The South Will Rise at Noon ) attempts to tell the story of Capt. Hendrick Ellis, a Tory, and his recalcitrant son Oskar, who takes a blood oath against his father for fighting on the wrong side. Oskar, who is eventually kidnapped and pressed into service for King George, maintains a precocious correspondence with "Gen'l Washington" and fancies himself a writer. Though this may sound like an adventure tale out of Fenimore Cooper, Glover's rash of postmodernist technique yields something closer to the violent pastiches of William Burroughs. Texts from "Oskar's book on Indians" mix...


Precious
Douglas Glover
0864924143
March 2005
Paperback
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Bruce Stone, Review of Contemporary Fiction
On the trail of a big scoop, . . . an accomplished performance.

Book Description
Meet Precious — a burned-out, boozy journalist-cum-amateur-sleuth with an embarrassing nickname. He’s the hero of Douglas Glover’s hilariously suspenseful first novel. A brilliant send-up of the murder mystery genre, Precious was a finalist for the Books in Canada First Novel Award in 1984 and sold out its first and only print run in just one month. Now, mystery lovers and fans of Glover’s later fiction can enjoy this witty post-modern detective tale, which The Globe and Mail called "a jolly Canadian extravaganza." After three failed marriages and a stint in a Greek jail, Precious Elliott is ready for Dullsville. A job as woman’s page editor for...


South Will Rise at Noon
Douglas H. Glover
0864924089
March 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Rogues, rednecks and local characters populate Gomez Gap, Fla., the swampy setting of this unsteady comic novel by the Canadian author of Precious. Just out of jail, devil-may-care drunkard Tully Stamper returns to his hometown seeking his ex-lover (a woman namedor labeledDanger); his mother, an ailing, semi-senile floozy; and his ex-wife, now wed to a flamboyant movie director who plans to re-create the Civil War in an epic that has dozens of Gomez Gappers clamoring for roles. Every villager from the imposing sheriff on down bears a different grudge against Tully;as he wanders from bed to bed and brawl to brawl, oddballs pile up around him, among them a woman who ambushes and then paints birds, a brilliant artist hiding from society and a half-witted lynch mob. They converge in an overheated battle-on-film in...

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