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Dead Flowers

Dead Flowers

Alex Laidlaw
$19.95

 


An anonymous writer stays up late into the night penning personal and inappropriate letters to a local public official. A new father and cook at a Montreal café chronicles the tyrannical rise of a new manager. An eccentric young student, in trying to carve out a space for herself, deals an existential blow to her roommate. Dead Flowers is a collection of stories featuring characters who have become estranged from the trajectory of their lives, yet must grapple with youth, love, isolation, drugs, friendship and the changing of seasons. These are stories of peripheral tragedies, moral ambivalence and compromise, chance and how we are shaped by what finds us.


Prize(s): Short-listed ReLit Awards for Short Fiction (2020) 

Dead Flowers is fascinating to the very last page, and highly recommended for connoisseurs of original fiction.”

–Susan Bethany, Midwest Book Review

“Enigmatic ideas craftily underlie a direct style.”

Kirkus Reviews

“An absolutely remarkable collection of eight short stories by Canadian author Alexander Laidlaw. These tales had the power to draw me in right away. I felt completely captivated…entirely powerful, the prose stunning and deeply thought provoking...A beautiful collection of shorts and I highly recommend checking it out.”

–Sean Loughran, AvocadoDiaries.com

 


Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889713550
Paperback / softback
5.5 in x 8.5 in - 200 pp
Publication Date: 27/04/2019
BISAC Subject(s):: FIC029000-FICTION / Short Stories (single author),FIC019000-FICTION / Literary,FIC043000-FICTION / Coming of Age 
Thema Subject(s):: FYB-Short stories

Description


An anonymous writer stays up late into the night penning personal and inappropriate letters to a local public official. A new father and cook at a Montreal café chronicles the tyrannical rise of a new manager. An eccentric young student, in trying to carve out a space for herself, deals an existential blow to her roommate. Dead Flowers is a collection of stories featuring characters who have become estranged from the trajectory of their lives, yet must grapple with youth, love, isolation, drugs, friendship and the changing of seasons. These are stories of peripheral tragedies, moral ambivalence and compromise, chance and how we are shaped by what finds us.


Prize(s): Short-listed ReLit Awards for Short Fiction (2020) 

Dead Flowers is fascinating to the very last page, and highly recommended for connoisseurs of original fiction.”

–Susan Bethany, Midwest Book Review

“Enigmatic ideas craftily underlie a direct style.”

Kirkus Reviews

“An absolutely remarkable collection of eight short stories by Canadian author Alexander Laidlaw. These tales had the power to draw me in right away. I felt completely captivated…entirely powerful, the prose stunning and deeply thought provoking...A beautiful collection of shorts and I highly recommend checking it out.”

–Sean Loughran, AvocadoDiaries.com

 

Details


Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889713550
Paperback / softback
5.5 in x 8.5 in - 200 pp
Publication Date: 27/04/2019
BISAC Subject(s):: FIC029000-FICTION / Short Stories (single author),FIC019000-FICTION / Literary,FIC043000-FICTION / Coming of Age 
Thema Subject(s):: FYB-Short stories