Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "This excellent debut novel combines gutsy language and a relentless, engaging plot with one of the most chaotic but loveable protagonists in recent CanLit. this satisfying book leaves the reader feeling grateful to be alive." - Quill & Quire "Here is a writer who knows how to put people together on the page and let the sparks fly: passages between Spat and an older, fellow alcoholic he encounters at a recovery meeting are drawn with the delicacy and barbed wit of a good inner-city vignette from The Wire." - Montreal Review of Books. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: At forty, deeply iconoclastic Spat Ryan is recently divorced, unemployed, and frequently intoxicated. Inspired by the cliche "we are only as sick as our secrets," he decides to reveal himself a piece at a time for the "cure." A deeply skeptical outsider, stunted by many adolescent appetites, Spat survived his often violent, terrifying past by keeping his darkest truths out of mind. An unpopular student, he was christened "Big Dummy" by a nun teaching at his junior high. The name Spat the Dummy and an unearned bad reputation followed him to the end of his miserable school years.
Raised by a bagman for the Irish mob, Spat has fictionalized or ignored chunks of his life too painful to contemplate. When he meets an old friend of his father's in a bar on the Main, they develop a camaraderie built on memories of the man they both revered. During a drinking session with his father's old friend, it is revealed that she, too, has been keeping the same secret that ultimately shaped Spat's tumultuous life. Her reaction to the recollection ends their friendship and begins his quest to understand how he became himself. Spat the Dummy is a brilliant debut novel that will have readers longing for more from this wildly original writer.
Über den Autor:
Ed Macdonald is an actor, playwright, and novelist. As an actor, he has appeared on various stages and in TV shows, including Trailer Park Boys, Lexx, and Hatching Matching and Dispatching. He was frequently a guest on Open Book with Mary Walsh. His first on-camera role was in Daniel Petrie's The Bay Boy. His first novel, Spat the Dummy, was published by Anvil Press in 2010.
His play Gemini opened at the 78th Street Theatre Lab and received great reviews, including a rave from the Village Voice. The play was then re-mounted by NBC for a run in their PSNBC space. Mutant Sex Party, The Escape Artist, Erratica, Hot Meat, and Titus Lucretius Carus have all been produced by the New York production house The Drilling Company. Titus Lucretius Carus was recently nominated for the New York Innovative Theatre Award. Born and raised in Cape Breton Island, Ed now lives in Toronto.
Buchbeschreibung Anvil Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. This book shows minor wear and is in very good condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1897535317I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Vancouver, BC, Canada: Anvil Press, 2010. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Fine. 1st Edition. F/na. Light bump to spine end. First Canadian Edition. First Printing. Pictorial Wraps. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 011607
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Buchbeschreibung Anvil Press, 2010. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX1897535317