International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0919028446. System Control Number: (Sirsi) 9171831. Personal Name: Rooke, Leon. Publication, Distribution, et. Toronto On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Painting the dog : the best stories of Leon Rooke, Leon Rooke.
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He moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1969 and then to Ontario in 1987. Rooke has taught English and creative writing at several universities and lives in Eden Mills, Ontario. Last One Home Sleeps in the Yellow Bed (short stories and novella). Vault (short stories). Who Do You Love? (short stories). The Boy from Moogradi and the Woman with the Map to Kolooltopec (short story).
It’s a huge honour and pleasure to introduce to Numéro Cinq my old friend Leon Rooke who, all my writing life, has been an inspiration and a forerunner. Rooke eschews the dreary wet wool blanket of conventional realism, salting his stories with magic, myth, vituperation and improbability. Like his contemporary Alice Munro, he writes outside the box, he writes to push idea of story to the limits and beyond.
Leon Rooke, CM (born September 11, 1934) is a Canadian novelist. Educated at the University of North Carolina, he moved to Canada in 1969. He now lives in Toronto, Ontario. Rooke helped to found the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 1989. Rooke's work also appears in Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts. Who Do You Love - 1992. The Boy from Moogradi and the Woman with the Map to Kolooltopec - 1993. Painting the Dog: Selected Stories - 2001. Balduchi's Who's Who - 2005. The Beautiful Wife - 2005. Hitting the Charts: Selected Stories - 2006. The Last Shot: Eleven Stories and a Novella - 2009. The April Poems - 2013.
Presented in a stark dystopian setting, this extraordinary novella follows a lesbian couple on their journeys through the nightmarish reality of the disenfranchised. Peppered with Scottish slang and populated with a wide range of misfits, this book empowers the protagonists living on Glasgow's grim streets and offers a strong feminist perspective. The two novellas and three short stories in this new collection by the, North Carolina-born author Leon Rooke are united by place and mood. Set largely in the post-WWII American South, peopled by Watermelon Queens and ten-year-old business men, these joyful, touching, brilliantly crafted pieces speak to a time and sensibility long forgotten.
A bolt of white cloth. 81 best Canadian stories. 82 Best Canadian stories.
290 pp. New York: The Ecco Press. SEVEN volumes of short stories and two novels have established the reputation of Leon Rooke as one of Canada's most innovative writers. His style varies greatly not only from book to book but sometimes from page to page. 'The Woman Who Talked to Horses'' is perhaps the finest story in ''Sing Me No Love Songs, I'll Say You No Prayers. A farmer is having difficulties with his horses. Mr. Rooke uses Surrealist devices to attack reality and expose its secret laws, and in these two stories he succeeds admirably. But compared to them, how are we to read such stories as ''The Birth Control King of the Upper Volta'' or ''The History of England, Part Four''?