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A day-in-the-life novel – but what a day, what a life! Peter Dubé’s first novel, Hovering World, moves effortlessly from sunlight to midnight and far beyond, in passages that are by turns haunting and haunted, surreal and erotic. The arrival of a photo of an angel sets off a quest of sorts, and along the way we encounter a general named Disarray, essays in art theory, moments of passionate obsession in both the streets of the city and the “opaque corridors” of a gay sauna.
Hovering World is queer in all the best senses of the word – non-conformist, eccentric, dissenting, crazed, aberrant and, of course, invaluable. An unforgettable debut.
—Will Aitken, author of Realia
Dubé easily conveys not only the awe and anxiety that goes with a spiritual awakening, but also the futility of trying to contain that awakening, or even convey it, within the margins of a photograph, or the pages of a book.
Sue McCluskey, This Magazine, 2003
Dubé offers the reader a full spectrum of angels, fallen and otherwise.
Poppy Wilkinson, Montreal Review of Books, 2003
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Author Peter Dubé
Peter Dubé is a Montreal-based writer. His fiction and criticism has been widely published in literary and cultural journals, including Index, Matrix, and Borderlines. He is the author of the chapbook Vortex Faction Manifesto (Vortex Editions, Montreal). Hovering World is his first novel.
Hovering World, Peter Dubé, 158 pp., 5x 8, Novel, November 2002
ISBN: 978-0-919688-61-2 (paper). . .$17.95
ISBN: 978-0-919688-63-6 (Bound) . . . $32.95
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