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On Sale: September 18, 2012
Pages: 240 | ISBN: 978-0-7710-9587-0
Published by : Emblem Editions McClelland & Stewart
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The Journey Prize Stories is Canada’s most celebrated annual fiction anthology. With settings ranging from Mount St. Helens, Barcelona, Halifax, Victoria Island, and Alberta’s Red River Badlands, these stories represent the year’s best short fiction by some of our most exciting emerging writers.
Among the stories this year: After months of trying to sell the worthless collection of sports cards his no-good father left behind, a boy is unprepared for a bizarre and surprisingly hilarious encounter with the “pile of human being” who wants to buy a card to complete his collection. In a story that balances wry humour with moments of sharp tension, a teenager with a crush on her high school English teacher blithely channels her frustrations by going on online dates with an older man. Two brothers embark on a road trip to bring their recovering father home from the hospital, in a poignant mediation on family and the things we try to recover of the past. Over the course of a single summer in 1970s Halifax, as shifting social mores lead to a crisis within his family, a boy obsessed with comic books begins to question his once unshakable faith in his uncle.

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JANE WERNER was one of the original editors of Little Golden Books. NIKKI SHANNON SMITH is an elementary school principal in California. CLEMENT C. MOORE wrote “The Night Before Christmas” for his children in 1822. SHEILAH BECKETT had a 60-year career with Golden Books, and illustrated The Nutcracker at age 99. J. P. MILLER illustrated many popular Little Golden Books from the 1940s through the 1970s, some by such notable writers as Margaret Wise Brown.
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"The collection consistently does what the oeuvre does best: communicate intense emotion with force, give life to characters that struggle with their circumstances, illuminate the universal through the specific and the particular, and turn the commonplace into art." Globe and Mail

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