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Things Go Flying

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
Shari Lapena takes the wit of David Sedaris and the outrageousness of Douglas Coupland to create a dark, hilarious and wildly inventive contemporary comedy about how the past can come back to haunt you. Literally.
Harold Walker is desperately average and listless at mid-life, stemming in part from the abrupt death of his one-time best friend, Tom. Harold's wife Audrey, an increasingly frustrated housewife and mother to their two teenage sons, is a control freak silently harbouring an explosive secret. Things go flying in the Walker household when Harold's long-deceased mother comes back to haunt them. He finds he has her gift for opening the door to the past-and if there was ever a gift he wanted to return, it's this one! Audrey is similarly terrified-how is she to safeguard her secret now? If she can't control this world, how is she to control the next one? And how will she protect her good china? Harold, who has made a practice of avoiding things all his life, must confront two problems-how to find meaning in this life, and how to come to grips with the mostly terrifying idea that life just might go on forever!

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

January 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Things Go Flying
Author(s): Shari Lapena
ISBN: 1-897142-30-7 / 978-1-897142-30-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Brindle & Glass
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

February 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Things Go Flying
Author(s): Shari Lapena
Publisher: Brindle & Glass
Availability: Amazon CA