The Roaring Girl by Greg Hollingshead

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A young boy's life is changed forever after his parents take into their home a tough, adolescent drifter, in the title story from an award-winning collection of short fiction by a distinguished Canadian author. 40,000 first printing.

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Greg Hollingshead teaches at the University of Alberta.
Published March 31, 1997 by Putnam Adult. 196 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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A welcome arrival from Canada, Hollingshead (in his first US publication) points out a new direction to readers tired of the nihilistic banalities of postmodernism.

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Among Hollingshead's abundant gifts is humor, used to maximum effect in ""The Appraisal,"" a tale whose heart lies in the dialogue between a divorcee and a hilariously deadpan real-estate appraiser convinced that the end of the world is near.

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