Suburban Pornography by Matthew Firth

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Suburban Pornography is contemporary literature, which documents Canadian urban life in a raw and naked manner. The prose is stripped: minimalist, direct, urgent, unflinching. The stories revolve around ordinary characters and problems-people stuck in bad relationships or jobs. Some yearn for something just beyond their grasp, something authentic to knock them out of their malaise. Their frailties and obsessions are front and centre. They are garbage men, bus drivers, waitresses, soup kitchen clients, and neighbourhood perverts-tired and busy, too weary to contemplate-from social conditions that sanction only mere existence in redemption's agony and fleeting glory.


About Matthew Firth

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Matthew Firth has run his own independent micro press, Black Bile Press, since 1993. He edits/publishes the literary magazine 'Front & Centre', and he's had a regular books column in the 'Ottawa Xpress' since April 2002. Previous publications include the short story collections 'Can You Take Me There, Now?' and 'Fresh Meat'.
Published October 25, 2006 by Anvil Press. 160 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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