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Author: Sarah Lucille Selecky
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Shortlisted for the acclaimed 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award, and the Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best First Book Award, This Cake Is for the Party has received consistent rave reviews praising debut writer Sarah Selecky. In these ten stories, linked frequently by the sharing of food, Sarah Selecky reaffirms the life of everyday situations with startling significance. For  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Lucille Selecky
ISBN: 9781250011428 1250011426 9781250018366 1250018366
OCLC Number: 778422631
Description: 229 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Throwing cotton --
Watching Atlas --
How healthy are you? --
Go-Manchura --
Standing up for Janey --
Where are you coming from, sweetheart? --
Prognosis --
Paul Farenbacher's yard sale --
This is how we grow as humans --
One thousand wax Buddhas.
Responsibility: Sarah Selecky.
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"Shortlisted for the acclaimed 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award, and the Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best First Book Award, This Cake Is for the Party has received consistent rave reviews praising debut writer Sarah Selecky. In these ten stories, linked frequently by the sharing of food, Sarah Selecky reaffirms the life of everyday situations with startling significance. For upmarket women's fiction readers that love stories which reflect the joys and pitfalls of marriage, fidelity, fertility, and relationship woes, this collection is a conversation starter. This Cake Is for the Party reminds us that the best parts of our lives are often the least flashy. Reminiscent of early Margaret Atwood, with echoes of Lisa Moore and Ali Smith, these absorbing stories are about love and longing, that touch us in a myriad of subtle and affecting ways. With more than 10,000 copies sold in Canada, where she was named the CBC Book Award's Best New Writer, Sarah Selecky proves she is an exciting new voice with a promising future"--

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