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Losing It

Losing It

(2001)
A novel by

 

"Alan Cumyn is one of the best young writers in the country."
Alistair MacLeod


Sometimes those who have the most seem bent on throwing it away. Meet Bob Sterling, a comfortable middle-aged professor, a specialist in the life of Edgar Allan Poe, married to a former student with whom he has a young son. In the space of a week his family, marriage, home, career, sanity, and life are brought to the brink of ruin in the aftermath of a trip he makes with a student, the intense young poet Sienna Chu, who brings to life Bob's long-harbored sexual fetish. Add to the mix the misadventures of his wife's mentally failing mother and Sienna's explosive techno-junkie roommate, and you have Alan Cumyn's strikingly accomplished novel Losing It.

Whether describing an Alzheimer sufferer, a fetishist, a twisted poet, or a young mother whose life is suddenly spinning out of control, Cumyn reveals the eccentric sub-surfaces of our lives. Poignant, gritty, and tantalizingly erotic, Losing It is a high-wire act that plays out as an irresistible blend of darkness and humor.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Losing It: A Novel
Author(s): Alan Cumyn
ISBN: 0-312-30691-1 / 978-0-312-30691-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2001 : Canada Hardback
Title: Losing It
Author(s): Alan Cumyn
ISBN: 0-7710-2487-8 / 978-0-7710-2487-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2002 : Canada Paperback
Title: Losing It
Author(s): Alan Cumyn
ISBN: 0-7710-2489-4 / 978-0-7710-2489-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Losing It
Author(s): Alan Cumyn
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA   

January 2003 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Losing It: A Novel
Author(s): Alan Cumyn
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   


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