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Once More with Feeling

(2018)
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After 20 years Max Binder is still in love with his fiery wife, Maggie, and is determined to get her the perfect fortieth birthday gift. But Max's singular desire - to make his wife happy - leads to an unexpected event that changes the course of his family's life and touches the people who make up their western prairie city.

Set over the course of a single year, Once More With Feeling tells the story of a community through intersecting moments and interconnected lives. The colorful citizens who make up this city - bisected by railway lines and rivers, connected by boulevards and back alleys - are marked by transformation, upheaval, and loss: the worker at a downtown soup kitchen who recognizes a kindred spirit amongst the homeless; the aging sisters who everywhere see the fleeting ghosts of two missing neighborhood children; a communal voice of mothers anxious for the future of their children in the discomfiting world they inhabit - this place of memory, amnesia, longing, and belonging.

Featuring a cast of eclectic characters, Once More With Feeling is about a community, about a family, and about the way time makes fond fools of us all. Award-winning author Meira Cook has crafted a novel that is at once funny, poignant, and yes, full of feeling.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Méira Cook has written a fine and funny novel that, like the city in which it is set, pulses with life, love, loss, and so much more. Vital and vivid characters spring from the page, grab your heart, and won’t let go." - Terry Fallis

"Brimming with warmth and a wry, often surrealistic sense of humour, Cook’s vibrant narrative delves beneath the tenuous surfaces of the everyday, asking us to re-examine the ways in which we see ourselves and understand the world." - Kerry Lee Powell


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September 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Once More with Feeling
Author(s): Meira Cook
ISBN: 1-4870-0296-3 / 978-1-4870-0296-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Once More with Feeling
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Title: Once More with Feeling
Author(s): Meira Cook
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September 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Once More with Feeling
Author(s): Meira Cook
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA