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A Day Does Not Go by (Paperback)

Author: Johnston, Sean

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Johnston skillfully follows the twentieth-century realist tradition of stripping stories down to details and everyday conversations that represent accurate snippets of life, and he explores perception - our ability to discern between conclusions and reality, between misplaced trust and mirror-pane truth. In his unique stories, Jeff and Beth clumsily discuss how they should be reacting to finding a "dead man," who is not actually dead; a married couple doubt the existence of their eight-year-old son enough to add their names to a school petition asking "teachers and students to no longer refer to the boy... except as a myth."
Johnston masterfully mixes such stories and perspectives with short vignettes told directly from ground zero of a surreal, apparitional landscape. Without philosophical discourse or interrogation, these stories playfully prompt us to question our own realities. The debut of one of western Canada's most thoughtful and original new authors, "A Day Does Not Go By" realistically depicts the confusion brought about by crumbling or extinguished relationships, roles and identities.

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Publisher Nightwood Editions
Mfg Part# 9780889711907
SKU 208370615
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0889711909
Release Date 6/30/2008
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