The Reverse Cowgirl by David Whitton

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It may simply be an accident of association that the speculative stories in The Reverse Cowgirl appear less satisfying than their more obviously “literary” counterparts...
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Keen, intense, and darkly comic, the short fictions of David Whitton are full of misfits, oddballs, dropouts, klutzes, and loners. You might dress em up, but it’s just a matter of moments till they unravel back into their fallen, and fascinating, selves. Their mistakes and misdeeds, temptations and transgressions thread their way through these stories, stirring up surprises on every corner.

Whitton navigates current life and future worlds, dirty truths and murky fantasies, continually setting up, if only to send up, modern romantic scenarios. In the end, whether the lovers meet online or on acid, at a wedding or in battle, the object of ardour might be in for a rough ride. Maybe they’ll stay afloat―tremulous and tentative―or plunge to earth in delightful and refreshing ways.

 

About David Whitton

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David Whitton lives in Toronto.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by Freehand Books. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Steven W. Beattie on Oct 21 2011

It may simply be an accident of association that the speculative stories in The Reverse Cowgirl appear less satisfying than their more obviously “literary” counterparts...

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