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Barbara Gowdy - Author

About the Author

Barbara Gowdy lives in Toronto. She is the author of four previous works of fiction: 'Through the Green Valley', 'We So Seldom Look on Love', 'Falling Angels' and 'Mister Sandman'.

 

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Little Sister

Little Sister

Author: Barbara Gowdy Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2017

The farthest place you can go is closer than you can imagine. Rose is a sensible woman, thirty-four years old. Together with her widowed mother, Fiona, she runs a small repertory cinema in a big city.Fiona is in the early stages of dementia and is beginning to make painful references to Roses sister, Ava, who died young in an accident.It is high summer, and a band of storms, unusual for their frequency and heavy downpour, is rolling across the city.Something unusual is also happening to Rose.As the storms break overhead, she loses consciousness and has vivid, realistic dreamsnot only about being someplace else, but also of living someone elses life.Is Rose merely dreaming?Or is she, in fact, inside the body of another woman?Disturbed and entranced, she tries to find out what is happening to her.Like The White Bone, Gowdys international bestseller, Little Sister is a fictional tour de force.As the author explores the limits of the human mind, the result is an impassioned tale of one womans determination to help a woman she has never met, and to come to terms with a death for which she has always felt responsible.

Sylvie

Sylvie

Author: Barbara Gowdy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2012

On Sylvies first day of school, her mother advises her to keep Sue, an undeveloped Siamese twin, hidden under her skirt. Teased, groped and tormented by the other kids, Sylvia eventually makes her escape with a sideshow that visits her hometown. At last, she has found a place where she feels at homeuntil life offers her the opportunity to walk in yet another direction.Hailed as remarkable and uplifting by The Globe and Mail and published to equally glowing acclaim around the world, Barbara Gowdys groundbreaking collection of stories, We So Seldom Look on Love, pushes past the limits of convention into lives that are fantastic and heartbreakingly real.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Presbyterian Crosswalk

Presbyterian Crosswalk

Author: Barbara Gowdy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2012

Sometimes Beth floated. Two or three feet off the ground, and not for very long, ten seconds or so. Gifted eleven-year-old Beth believes she can cure her hydrocephalic playmate Helen if they just chant hard enough. But are their words enough?Hailed as remarkable and uplifting by The Globe and Mail and published to equally glowing acclaim around the world, Barbara Gowdys groundbreaking collection of stories, We So Seldom Look on Love, pushes past the limits of convention into lives that are fantastic and heartbreakingly real.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Ninety-Three Million Miles Away

Ninety-Three Million Miles Away

Author: Barbara Gowdy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2012

Alis latest creative pursuit, a self-portrait, takes her on an erotic, liberating journey, as she poses naked in front of her condos window to please a voyeur looking on from a building across the way.Hailed as remarkable and uplifting by The Globe and Mail and published to equally glowing acclaim around the world, Barbara Gowdys groundbreaking collection of stories, We So Seldom Look on Love, pushes past the limits of convention into lives that are fantastic and heartbreakingly real.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Two-Headed Man

Two-Headed Man

Author: Barbara Gowdy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2012

Simon and Samuelthe two-headed manare as different as night and day. But with one body between them, they just have to put up with each other. Or is there another way out? Hailed as remarkable and uplifting by The Globe and Mail and published to equally glowing acclaim around the world, Barbara Gowdys groundbreaking collection of stories, We So Seldom Look on Love, pushes past the limits of convention into lives that are fantastic and heartbreakingly real.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Lizards

Lizards

Author: Barbara Gowdy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2012

Emma and Gerrys lives are changed forever by a tragic accident. He responds by letting himself go; she, by throwing herself into unsatisfying love affairs. But neither can fill the space left by what happened.Hailed as remarkable and uplifting by The Globe and Mail and published to equally glowing acclaim around the world, Barbara Gowdys groundbreaking collection of stories, We So Seldom Look on Love, pushes past the limits of convention into lives that are fantastic and heartbreakingly real.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

We So Seldom Look On Love

We So Seldom Look On Love

Author: Barbara Gowdy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2012

A young, beautiful, female necrophile, obsessed with the moment that life turns to death, begins an intense relationship with a medical student that inevitably leads to tragedy. This short story was the basis for the critically acclaimed film Kissed.Hailed as remarkable and uplifting by The Globe and Mail and published to equally glowing acclaim around the world, Barbara Gowdys groundbreaking collection of stories, We So Seldom Look on Love, pushes past the limits of convention into lives that are fantastic and heartbreakingly real.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Flesh Of My Flesh

Flesh Of My Flesh

Author: Barbara Gowdy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2012

After Marions mother is murdered, she feels doomed in life and in love. And just when happiness seems within reach, her new husband, Sam, reveals a secret that leaves her feeling limp, betrayed . . . but still in love.Hailed as remarkable and uplifting by The Globe and Mail and published to equally glowing acclaim around the world, Barbara Gowdys groundbreaking collection of stories, We So Seldom Look on Love, pushes past the limits of convention into lives that are fantastic and heartbreakingly real.HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Body And Soul

Body And Soul

Author: Barbara Gowdy Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2012

From Barbara Gowdys groundbreaking collection We So Seldom Look on Love comes Body and Soul, an inspiring, beautiful story about the families we make for ourselves. Hailed as remarkable and uplifting by The Globe and Mail, Gowdys debut collection We So Seldom Look on Love was published to much acclaim around the world. Its eight stories push past the limits of convention into lives that are fantastic and heartbreakingly real. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

The White Bone

The White Bone

Author: Barbara Gowdy Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2008

A classic, moving quest of elephants, memory and the will to survive. Mud is an infant elephant, orphaned at birth and blessed with visionary powers. She and her adoptive family roam the plains of east Africa in search of water and food. At a crowded watering hole in a bad drought, ivory poachers find them and kill, or drive off, almost all of the elephant cows and their young. Mud, now an adolescent and pregnant with her first calf, sets out with the wounded and traumatized survivors in search of the injured. Guided by visions, memories and hallucinations as much as their incredible sense of smell, the ruined herd hears rumours of A Safe Place and the White Bone that can lead them there. The quest becomes one of endurance, sacrifice and, ultimately, transcendence, as the elephants struggle for their own lives and the continuation of their kind. Strikingly original, The White Bone takes Gowdy's talent for inspired characterization to new heights, allowing us to see the world afresh through the eyes of a constantly persecuted, and yet infinitely gentle species.

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