People Who Disappear by Alex Leslie

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Leslie is a skilled writer, too, though there are many places where she struggles to find her footing. This struggle tends to manifest itself as a leveraging of mood over story...
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Shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award.

People Who Disappear is the haunting debut book of short fiction from one of Canada’s brightest literary up-and-comers, Alex Leslie. In polished, poetic prose Leslie intelligently explores the notion of disappearance and the anxieties associated with things gone missing―family, friendship, sanity, love.

 

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Alex Leslie is from Vancouver. Her chapbook of microfictions Twenty Objects For The New World was published by Nomados Press in the summer of 2011. Leslie’s writing has been published in many Canadian literary journals and in the Best Canadian Stories anthology series (Oberon Press). She has won a Gold National Magazine Award for personal journalism and a CBC Literary Award for fiction. Leslie has run writing workshops with groups ranging from teens for the Vancouver School Board’s New Shoots program to residents of living facilities/drop-in centres in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for Megaphone magazine’s community workshop program. She is also on the Board of Screaming Weenies, the West Coast’s Queer theatre company.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by Freehand Books. 220 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Michael Hingston on Apr 13 2012

What the author does very well, however, is relationships. People Who Disappear is full of tense families and lovers alike, whose futures are always just one argument away from dissolving.

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Reviewed by Michael Hingston on Apr 13 2012

Leslie is a skilled writer, too, though there are many places where she struggles to find her footing. This struggle tends to manifest itself as a leveraging of mood over story...

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