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O'NEILL, Heather. Daydreams of Angels. (Toronto) : HarperCollins Publishers, (2014). Second Printing. Pp. (6),1-354,(4). 8vo, illustrated pale-blue cardcovers with yellow & dark blue lettering to front cover and spnie, Frenchflaps. Heather O'Neill (b. 1973, Montreal). Shortlisted for the 2015 Scoti abank Giller Prize. "Heather O'Neill's unforgettable novels, 'The Girl Who Was Saturday Night' and 'Lullabies for Little Criminals', captured readers with the vulnerability and charm of her characters Nouschka and Baby and the irreverent descriptions of their lives on Montreal's St. Laurent Boulevard, with critics lauding her writing ability as 'less like style than superpower'. Here, O'Neill's distinctive voice and style shine in a collection ofstories that evoke sorrow, laughter and heartbreak. In these pages, a naiv e cult follower shall instruct you on how to live, Jesus will struggle to make friends in elementary school, a generation of failed Nureyev clones in a secret Soviet experiment will attempt to defect and a group of young mothers in the 1950s will wait eagerly on a beach at dawn for the tide to pull back and leave newborn babies on the sand. Included is a selection of O'Neill's radio-featured, listener-favourite 'Grandfather' stories. The fable-like tales in this collection surprise and delight at every page, showing once again that heather O'Neill is a remarkable talent and among Canada's best, most inventive writers." - from the front flap. Includes the following stories: "The Gypsy and the Bear", "The Gospel According to Mary M.", "Swan Lake for Beginners", "The Holy Dove Parade", "Dolls", "Where Babies Come From", "The Man Without a Heart", "Daydreams of Angels", "The Isles of Dr. Moreau", "The Story of Little O", "The Saddest Chorus Girl in the World", "Heaven", "The Dreamlife of Toasters", "Messages in Bottles", "Sting Like a Bee", "The Story of a Rose Bush", "Bartok for Children", "A Christmas Carol", "The Wolf-boy of Northern Quebec", and "The Conference of the Birds". Very good. Signed without inscription by O'Neill on the title page. 20.00
Title: Daydreams of Angels. Second Printing, signed.
Publisher: HarperCollins, Toronto, 2015, ISBN:9781554684519:
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