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


Used availability for Alan Cumyn's Losing It

Hardback Editions

January 2003 : USA Hardback
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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
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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
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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
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Title: Losing It
Author(s): Alan Cumyn
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA   


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