Vanishing and Other Stories by Deborah Willis

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“The emotional range and depth of these stories, their clarity and deftness, is astonishing.”
—Alice Munro


A finalist for the Governor General’s Awards, Vanishing and Other Stories is the stunning debut short story collection from Deborah Willis. Evocative and passionately written, Vanishing brilliantly explores emotional and physical absences; the ways in which people leave and are left; and whether it’s ever possible to move on.


About Deborah Willis

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Deborah Willis's work has appeared in the Bridport Prize Anthology, Event, and Grain, and she was a winner of PRISM International's annual fiction prize. Short-listed for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, Vanishing and Other Stories is her first book of fiction.
Published August 17, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The well-made, mostly downbeat stories in Canadian writer Willis’s debut collection feature characters with an intimate understanding of loss—loss past, loss present, even the losses to come.

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Vanishing and Other Stories, Deborah Willis’s first work of fiction, is a collection of precise observations, showcasing particular groups under some sort of duress.

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