The Bourgeois Empire by Evie Christie
A Novel

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That the book works so well is testament both to Christie’s wonderfully alert writing and the way she maintains a perfectly balanced moral tone throughout.
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The bleak landscape of midlife disillusionment and excess permeate this brooding novel about a husband and wife, a teenage girl, and the erotic and mundane details of daily existence. His masculinity charged and marred to a surreal extent, Jules finds vice and love equally helpful in distracting him from the quiet brutality of existence and the inevitability of death. In this world, beauty negotiates truth with pornography and antique revolvers—contrasting the nature of agency and choice with the magnitude of biology and great, cosmic loneliness. This poet's first novel speaks with burlesque joy and unflinching vividness about the terrifyingly static force of life.

 

About Evie Christie

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Evie Christie is the author of a poetry collection entitled Gutted, and her poems have appeared in literary magazines such as Kiss Machine and Taddle Creek. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
 
Published October 1, 2010 by ECW Press. 115 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Alex Good on Dec 03 2010

That the book works so well is testament both to Christie’s wonderfully alert writing and the way she maintains a perfectly balanced moral tone throughout.

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