By Mark Anthony Jarman

Shortlisted, Alistair MacLeod Award for brief Fiction, New Brunswick e-book Award for Fiction, and Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award

One of Canada's literary treasures, Mark Anthony Jarman returns with a book of relocating and sometimes humorous stories of a man's quest for himself. A.S. Byatt says that his writing is "extraordinary, his tales gripping," and during this stunning new assortment, Jarman promises anything new as soon as again.

In Knife get together on the inn Europa, Jarman writes approximately wasting and discovering love, marriage and depression, the dislocation and redemptive strength of go back and forth in Italy's sensual summer time. a guy travels to Italy to flee the reminiscence of affection misplaced, and a wedding ended. He passes via sun-drenched landscapes of cliffs and seashore paradises, whereas the corpses of refugees wash up at the seashore; he events with the younger and lovely Italians he meets at the educate whereas a guy bleeds to loss of life within the hallway. A teenage thief prowls the roof of the vacationer resort at evening; an embassy is bombed; holy statues come alive to roam in a gang stealing used eating place grease. He suffers the intense loneliness of 1 who has deserted and been deserted, and during this beautiful affliction, he reveals how appealing this existence will be. In brilliant, sensuous prose, Jarman's tales circle and overlap in brilliant, bizarre, and beautiful methods. Tangents become an important, allusions are powerful.

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