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With wit and sensitivity, these tales portray moments of suffering, confusion, and discovery and introduce the reader to worlds as widely various as Japanese kite-making, bees, daycare, alcohol, and motorcycle maintenance. Abray’s stories push full-on into the world of obsessions. A new vacuum cleaner becomes a pawn in a just-ended relationship. Riding-a-motorbike becomes the way brothers bond over their troubled relationship with their father. A wise naturalist takes the reader on a comic tour of an animal-filled mall, and a bee infestation in a kitchen forces three urban apartment-sharing youths to suddenly confront nature and their own changing relationship.
Author Tom Abray
After growing up near Strathroy, Ontario, Tom Abray has now lived in Montreal for twenty years. He has been writing fiction and poetry since he was a teenager, and more recently he has tried his hand at filmmaking. For the past ten years, he has taught English at John Abbott College.
Pollen,Tom Abray, 192 pp., 5.5 x 8.5, Short Stories, November, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-897190-73-9 (paper) . . . $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-897190-74-6 (Bound*) . . . $32.95
* This book is “perfect bound” with an add-on hand bound cover, no dust jacket.
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