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A mariner's guide to self sabotage : stories, Bill Gaston

Label
A mariner's guide to self sabotage : stories
Title
A mariner's guide to self sabotage
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Bill Gaston
Title variation
Self sabotage
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A Mariner's Guide to Self Sabotage is populated by the lonely and alienated, holders of secrets, members (or would-be members) of shadowy organizations, screw-ups, joyriders and runaways. Architects of their own destruction, Gaston's characters provoke an almost mythic response of simultaneous disbelief and recognition, as they painfully, deliberately, stubbornly carve a path for themselves, questioning every turn. Yet somehow, in spite of themselves, they sometimes manage to stumble into peace and even wisdom. This set of ten cautionary tales showcases Gaston's range and narrative versatility, moving seamlessly from the funny to the poignant to the surprising and absurd. The stories revel in the ironic and contrary, from a vegan working at a fish farm to a man getting his boat fixed the same day he plans to sink it to a man exchanging the keys to his Lincoln for a goat. Gaston has a gift for making ordinary moments feel transcendent, capturing the everyday to such a precise degree that it becomes universal. A Mariner's Guide to Self Sabotage shows how the sublime sometimes reveals itself in the moments most people would rather put behind them."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaston, Bill
Dewey number
C813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.G373
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories
  • Canadian fiction
  • Short stories, Canadian
Label
A mariner's guide to self sabotage : stories, Bill Gaston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Levitation -- Carla's dead wife -- Kiint -- Anonymous -- Hello: -- Oscar Peterson's warm brown bench -- The Church of Manna, Revelator -- The return of Count Flatula -- Critic -- Drilling a hole in your boat
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781771621717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)980682425
  • (OCoLC)ocn980682425
Label
A mariner's guide to self sabotage : stories, Bill Gaston
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Levitation -- Carla's dead wife -- Kiint -- Anonymous -- Hello: -- Oscar Peterson's warm brown bench -- The Church of Manna, Revelator -- The return of Count Flatula -- Critic -- Drilling a hole in your boat
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781771621717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)980682425
  • (OCoLC)ocn980682425

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