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The Happiest Man in the World and Other Stories
By (author): David Arnason
9780889222694 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Short Stories Jan 01, 1989
$18.95 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 236 gr 164 pages Talonbooks
The Happiest Man in the World looks under the carpet of post-modernism to search for competence and humour in a world of habitual assumptions about social, political, and sexual awareness. The characters, and the author, in these stories discover that their roles, and their role models are not as clear as they seem to be ? husbands and wives, fathers and daughters, psychiatrists and sailors, fishermen and fish, and the girl and the wolf all have their conventional roles drop away as their dreams enter their everyday lives. The Happiest Man in the World moves between cynicism, wonder, and a resigned amazement, as he examines his own, and others’, places in post-feminist North American society.

David Arnason
David Arnason was born in Gimli, Manitoba, in 1940. His works include two collections of poetry, Marsh Burning and Skrag, and four collections of short stories: Fifty Stories and a Piece of Advice, The Circus Performer’s Bar, The Happiest Man in the World and The Pagan Wall.

“A wonderful book.”
Globe & Mail

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