GUNNARS, Kristjana (ed.). GUNNARS, Kristjana VALGARDSON, W.D. WYLIE, Betty Jane
Title: Unexpected Fictions : New Icelandic Canadian Writing.
Publisher:  Turnstone Press, Winnipeg, 1989, ISBN:088801144X
Seller ID: 93576
GUNNARS, Kristjana (ed.). Unexpected Fictions : New Icelandic Canadian Writing. (Winnipeg) : Turnstone Press, (1989). Pp [i]-xx,-98,(10). 8vo, illustrated blue and white card covers. “A young man secretly acquires all the knowledge he can – A lake-faring ghost haunts only the disbelieving - An inquisitive girl discovers hidden paintings that kindle her sexuality - Unread lines from Shakespeare hold the key to a couple's happiness. These are some of the Unexpected Fictions you'll find in this wide-ranging, contemporary collection. Nine of the best Icelandic Canadian writers [ David Arnason, Maureen Arnason, Martha Brooks, Kristjana Gunnars, Bill Holm, Kristine Kristofferson, Paul Sigurdson, W.D. Valgardson, Betty Jane Wylie ] - some new, some acknowledged masters - are gathered here. Their stories reflect both their Icelandic heritage and the “fresh breeze “ blowing through their culture. Their voices, sometimes comic and sometimes melancholy, will surprise you. .” - from the back cover. Very good. 15.00