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Fables of Brunswick Avenue

A collection of stories by


"Everyone lives on Brunswick Avenuesooner orlater." So begins Fables ofBrunswick Avenue,Katherine Govier's first collection of short stories, which found her anaudience that has expanded with each subsequent book.

The 16 stories in this collection capture turning points in thelives of characters who have migrated to the city, and ended up-as everyoneinevitably does-on Brunswick Avenue. A restaurateur in "The Garden"collects look-alike waitresses but discovers that, as one, they resist hisadvances. In "Responding to Pain," a woman rescues a suicidal friend,only to realize that she is angry enough to kill her. And in "BrunswickAvenue," a writer comes to understand that her neighbourhood isprovisional, and in its draft stages, like her life. Infused with Govier'smagical ability to conjure time and place, Fables of BrunswickAvenue isabout starting out, and starting over.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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August 2005 : UK Paperback

Title: Fables Of Brunswick Avenue
Author(s): Katherine Govier
ISBN: 0-00-639376-4 / 978-0-00-639376-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 1985 : UK Paperback

Title: Fables of Brunswick Avenue (Penguin Short Fiction)
Author(s): Katherine Govier
ISBN: 0-14-007578-X / 978-0-14-007578-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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