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Consolation
Michael Redhill
0316734985
Jan 2007
Hardcover
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Martin Sloane
Michael Redhill
0316739367
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
When Martin Sloane, Toronto poet and playwright Michael Redhill's first novel, appeared in Canada, it made headlines for its decade-long gestation through 12 complete drafts. In an age when many blockbuster novels read as though they never saw an editor's pencil, Redhill's stamina and ruthless self-appraisal were enough to make him newsworthy. But all that attention to its composition raises a basic question about the book itself: was Martin Sloane worth all the effort?

As it turns out, Redhill's debut is an intense, poetic evocation of the experience of time and place and the personality of a fictional Irish-Canadian collage artist, Martin Sloane, whose work, if not his life, resembles the nostalgic boxes built by the real-life artist Joseph Cornell. Told in the voice of his abandoned lover Jolene Iolas, the story...



Fidelity: Stories
Michael Redhill
0316734993
March 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Heartbreak and betrayal run through Redhill's slim collection of muted but well-wrought stories examining the damage people inflict on themselves and others when their relationships fail. Redhill (Martin Sloane) gives his characters believable vulnerabilities and a touching humanity, even as they make messes of their lives: a traveling school-portrait photographer who visits his ex-wife each year tries but fails to tell her how things have changed; a father finds himself unable to cope with his teenage daughter's shocking sexual behavior; a young woman struggling with a rocky relationship doubts the very idea of connection to another person; and a Jewish man wrestles with the morality of banking his sperm before he has a vasectomy that will make intimacy with his wife easier. In one of the most affecting stories,...


Lake Nora Arms
Michael Redhill
088784670X
April 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Lake Nora Arms skillfully navigates the "blue hallways" of memory and longing, drawing on tastes and touches as if for the first time. It immerses and envelops us in a mythical place that readers have wanted to return to ever since the book was first published. As Redhill writes, "I want you to sleep in Lake Nora Arms" - and now you can.

About the Author
Michael Redhill is the author of four poetry collections and the novel Martin Sloane (Back Bay Books). He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and now lives and works in Toronto.


Light-crossing
Michael Redhill
0887846572
April 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Light-Crossing is an electric field of love and attraction, where invisible currents conjoin, cross, and charge the atmosphere with possibility and latent tension. Whether discussing the love between father and infant son, a man and the woman he spots from afar, or a husband and wife, the poems pulse with eroticism and the sweet accretions of memory.

About the Author
Michael Redhill is the author of four poetry collections and the novel Martin Sloane (Back Bay Books). He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and now lives and works in Toronto.


Brick 68: A Literary Journal
Linda Spalding (Editor)
0968755526
December 2001
Paperback
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Asphodel
Michael Redhill
0771073542
April 1997
Paperback
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About the Author
Michael Redhill is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Asphodel (1997) and Light-crossing (2001). As a playwright, his most recent works are Doubt and Building Jerusalem, winner of the 2000 Dora Award for Outstanding New Play. He is one of the editors of Brick, a literary magazine. Redhill lives and works in Toronto.


Building Jerusalem, Vol. 1
Michael Redhill
0887546102
September 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Building Jerusalem takes place on New Year's Eve, 1899, in the Grange, one of the grandest houses in Toronto. Now the home of the celebrated writer Goldwyn Smith, it is to be the scene of a New Year's party for four auspicious guests. When their host is delayed, the guests are entertained instead by his beautiful young niece, Alice. Little do they know what surprises await as the century creeps closer.


Goodness
Michael Redhill
1552451631
November 2005
Paperback
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Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, under-Read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise out of Commission
Michael Ondaatje (Editor)
0385720866
August 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Writers, it's often said, are readers first and writers second. Frequently, it is the indelible mark left by some book that inspires a person to commit to the writing life. Mining that vein, the editors of Brick, a Canadian literary journal, asked their contributors "to tell us the story of a book loved and lost." The "Lost Classics" issue has been expanded into a book, in which 73 authors--Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, John Irving, Philip Levine, Anchee Min, and Michael Ondaatje among them--write about the books they've loved and lost.

These are books worth stealing, books remembered in the twilight that precedes sleep, books that, for these authors, provided "that moment when a reader seems to have found the perfect mate." Though many of the books extolled here are acknowledged classics, many are not. Helen Garner...



In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry
Kate Braid (Editor)
1551927772
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A survey of Canadian poetic form, with hundreds of examples past and present, In Fine Form features the work of Robert Service, Margaret Atwood, Molly Peacock, Leonard Cohen, George Elliott Clarke, and other noted poets. Canada’s "form poetry" arises from the country’s distinct geography and cultural mix, with subjects ranging from physical work like farming and fishing, to the French influence, to more timeless natural and abstract themes. This anthology, beginning in the 16th century, is arranged by sections, one for each form, with a brief introduction to that form’s conventions and variations. The poems in each section appear chronologically (by birth date of poet) to show historical and modern examples that showcase the best the country has produced.

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