Title: Happiness of Others. First Edition.
Publisher:  Porcupine's Quill, Erin, Ont, 1991, ISBN:088984125x
Seller ID: 17485
ROOKE, Leon. The Happiness of Others. (Erin, Ont.) : The Porcupine's Quill,(1991). First Edition. Pp (6),7-263,(1) 8vo, blue card covers. Leon Rooke (b. September 11, 1934, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, emigrating to Canada in 1969) is a renowned short story writer, novelist and playright. "The Happiness of Others brings together the best stories from Leon Rooke's firsttwo books in Canada, The Love Parlour and Cry Evil, and from The Broad Bac k of the Angel, a book published by The Fiction Collective and never distributed in Canada. It is a delight to experience anew Rooke s sparkling contribution to tne rejuvenation of the short storyy form. Here are the shiftingmoods and humours and voices talking in grandiloquent rhetoric, voices nev ei before heard in Canadian fiction but now essential strans in its weave."(from the back cover). Contents : The Deacon's Tale; Memoirs of a Cross-Co untry Man; Leave Running; Adolpho's Disappeared and We Haven't a Clue Whereto Find Him; If You Love Me Meet Me There; The End of the Revolution and O ther Stories; The Street of Moons; Wintering in Victoria; The Broad Back ofthe Angel; Biographical Notes; The Heart Must from Its Breaking. Very good to fine. 15.00