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Wade Bell and Gordan Pengilly Reading and Discussions at Shelf Life Books

Please join us for an in-store appearance by two very fine local authors  on Saturday afternoon.  Readings! Discussion! Refreshments! Shelf Life Books, November 17, 2012, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Wade Bell is the author of  No Place Fit for a Child and A Destroyer of Compasses. A classic short fiction writer, Wade Bell lets his characters do the talking for him, electing to stay in the background. His style is simple but he’s not afraid to pry open the heart of a character and expose it for all the world to see. Bell’s latest collection, Tracie’s Revenge, features a young wife who deliberately sets up her husband to kill or be killed; a struggling artist who is picked up by a mysterious six-foot woman at a bar; a girlfriend called Jupiter Moon; and a drill instructor who gets his kicks ordering a seven-year-old to march.
“In this stunning book, Wade Bell writes on the level of Raymond Carver and Roberto Bolano. He knows exactly what to leave out to make a short story great. This is a book everyone who loves great fiction and short stories will want to read. He is the master of endings and like Alice Munro keeps us guessing until the final sentence. These are stories to dwell on and ravish in. Read just one and you will be hooked!” Robert Hilles  (Author of A Gradual Ruin and Partake).
Tracie’s Revenge receives additional praise from BookClubBuddy.
Gordon Pengilly has written more than fifty plays for television, film, radio and stage. His work includes the plays Seeds, Swipe, Metastasis, and Contraption. He is one of the most prolific radio dramatists in Canada, and his first collection of plays, Metastasis and Other Plays (ed. Diane Bessai, NeWest Press, 2009) received the 2009 W.O. Mitchell Book Prize.

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